A new study by the University of Pennsylvania in the US showed a clear link between the use of social networks and the development of human depression, depression and loneliness. Conversely, restricting access to such services helps to improve personal psychological climate, one begins to feel more successful and happy.
The study involved one hundred and fifty people, some of which could freely use social media, as in everyday life. All other access is limited to 10 minutes per day for each of the social networks – ten on Facebook, the same on Instagram, Snapchat, etc. At the beginning of the experiment, the scientists conducted a survey on the subject of health and well-being, using standard psychological tests. And four weeks later they did another survey, in this automatic saw to it that the participants of the study did not break the rules.
The results from the first, she’s a control group, not much has changed – they still feel unhappy and dissatisfied with life. But the second was the imposition of two factors: more leisure time led to the emergence in life of the subjects of new lessons and experiences, but now they didn’t have enough time to discuss it with maximum people on social media. They could not compare their achievements with other people, did not see the authorities, not tormented from prying unattainable victories. And because were more satisfied with life than their counterparts in the experiment.
The conclusion was made by scientists: minimize time spent in sotssetyah, will definitely benefit. We should not oppose themselves and their personal talents and achievements from the whole world — no good it will not. Not the best strategy to live in plain sight, drawing inspiration from the likes of suffering from their absence.
Source — University of Pennsylvania