Kick Social Media - Liz Davis
When the Internet first came to be, people were amazed at how information was transmitted at the speed of light.
What we are witnessing now is a 360 degree evolution of the Internet. The Internet is now being used more and more as a substitute for real-world communication… But something insidious is hiding in the details.
Doctors and scientists started documenting important changes in how the Internet was affecting their lives. Their findings were shocking.
People were attaching themselves to the Internet, like a baby attaching himself to his mother for comfort.
Then a new concept came into being: Internet addiction. But before experts could wrap their minds around this strange behavior, everything started changing, evolving and at one point, the Internet itself started spinning into a completely new world that took everyone by surprise – and nothing was the same again.
It is obvious that something is amiss and yet, because of the gratification offered by social media, people find it difficult to spot.
Social media has now become a part of human life. It can no longer be truly separated from modern living. And herein lies the Bigger Problem…
Is social media addiction causing havoc in your life as we speak? I have a few questions that may help us answer this…
Social Media Addiction (SMA) is a compulsive behavioral condition characterized by an uncontrollable need to use social media websites and services.
What many people don’t know is that you don’t need a physical drug or substance to develop addiction.
A full-blown addiction can result when a person devotes a large percentage of his time and energy to something that provides a perceived reward or benefit.
Medical researchers from the US and the United Kingdom have recently discovered peculiar changes in the human brain when a person uses social media.
Several interrelated studies concluded that social media affected the pleasure center of the brain.
The pleasure center of the brain, also known as nucleus accumbens, is responsible for rewarding the mind and body when we do or receiving something that is perceived as ‘good’ such as sex, money, gambling, illicit drugs, alcohol, etc.
It appears that social media was actually stimulating the pleasure center of the brain, effectively becoming a source of instant pleasure, like cigarettes and alcohol.
In another separate study, it was also found that social media caused a higher degree of withdrawal over a long period of time compared to alcohol and tobacco products.
Experts agree that if you are using social media for more than two hours every day this may already be an early sign of an impending problem.
In my own studies of social media addiction, I realized that as a behavioral addiction it would be completely wrong to try to remedy it with prescription medication or by going ‘cold turkey’. Such drastic measures will only serve to fuel the desire of the mind to grasp the source of pleasure again.
Remember: simply using social media stimulates the part of the brain that brings about pleasure. You’re treading on shaky ground if you think your brain is going to give up your social media addiction just like that.
I created a different strategy for battling this insidious enemy. I knew that it was going to be a tough challenge, but I had a few secret weapons up my sleeve that utterly destroyed social media addiction and kept it out for good!
If you or someone you know is suffering from full-blown addiction to social media, Beat Social Media Addiction just might be the best, real-world solution that you have been waiting for.
This system has been fine-tuned by years of research and is backed up by the latest findings on this evolved form of behavioral addiction. If you have tried to beat your habit before and have failed, this will work for you.
If you care for someone who is showing signs of SMA this will be the foundation of a new life. If you want to beat your own addiction for good so the… Read more…