Time Spent At Instagram : What it says about your mental state
Nowadays everyone is always online specially at Instagram or Snapchat does it says anything about your mental state is it good bad or bad let’s find out.
Recently I checked my time spent at Instagram and I was shocked to see the time spent duration, it was 2–3 hours average . I felt like what I am doing 3 hours online . I am not a Instagram influencer not even having any business at Instagram still what I am doing 3 hours online . I was asking questions from myself is it normal to use this much ???? Why I am wasting 3 hours online and what beneficial I am doing ? Why not I am watching a movie for 2–3 Hours instead of wasting it only .
So guys after thinking a lot about this habit, I felt I have to observe myself more and change my behavior of wasting 2–3 hours just scrolling apps like Instagram .
Few thinks I have observed may be you people can also correlate with yourself.
- I was just running away from my important work and doing procrastination.
- I was feeling a sense of pleasure , like when we are eating sugar we know that it is harmful for us but still we will go on finishing it and ending up in a guilt. Same feeling is attached with this .
- I scroll and see people posting about their achievement, travel , showing up their partner or many things which affect me mentally giving me a feeing of FOMO ( Fear of missing out) .This seems very casual but trust me it is not that casual or normal as it sounds. I have talked with many friends they all have shared that they end up feeling that physically they are not good or they are not doing good in their life or they are missing many things in their life, which often gives anxiety of mild depressions.
After observing these things I strongly felt to utilize my time instead of getting wasted at Instagram and loosing my mental peace. First thing I did is to have a timer at my Instagram of 30 minutes for 2 weeks . Surely it was tough because I got habit of scrolling the app whenever I am alone or feeling bored . We have to understand that we need to break this habit . By doing it for one month I felt that I was more peaceful and more focused towards my work and filling myself with good things not the trash reels of Instagram. Do comment below and share your thoughts do you also get this feeling .