You will be happier if you watch your friends circle less

  With the advent of the mobile Internet era, the use of social media such as Weibo and WeChat has become a part of many people’s daily lives. However, the role of social media is quite complicated. Behind the seemingly happily browsing Weibo and Moments, it will also cause some negative effects that are not easily detectable. The “Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health” report released by the Royal School of Public Health stated that those young people who use social media for more than 2 hours a day are more likely to have poor mental health and may also have poor self-evaluation, anxiety, depression and other psychological conditions. problem.
  For adults, Moments is not only a social platform, but also a huge network of relationships. Open the circle of friends and see the colorful lives of others. People will try to show their “perfect” side, and these “perfects” can easily make viewers feel anxious. American psychologist Leon Fistinger expounded a famous “social comparative theory” in the 1950s. He believes that there are two forms of comparison with others: one is upward comparison, that is, compared with those who are better than us; downward comparison, that is, compared with those who are worse than ourselves. In the circle of friends, most people are making upward comparisons. After seeing the glamorous life of others, many people make it difficult to communicate with others in a balanced manner, and at the same time use this idealized role to doubt the value of their life-even if they know that the information obtained through social media may not Inaccurate, it is difficult for most people to escape the trap of self-doubt, and anxiety and a series of negative influences are generated from this.
  The undeniable status quo is that we cannot stay outside of social media after all. So, how to curb the negative impact of social media? Researchers at the Ruhr University in Bochum used 286 people as research subjects, who used social media for an hour a day. The researchers divided them into two groups and tested them for two weeks. There were 140 people in the first group, and the daily use time was 20 minutes less than before the test; the second group of 146 people did not change the daily use time. The researchers investigated the ways, lifestyles, and happiness of all people using social media before the start of the study, one week and two weeks after the start, and one month and three months after the test. The results showed that after the end of the first group of tests, they actively or passively reduced the duration of social media use, smoking less than before, exercised more actively, and had fewer depression symptoms than the second group, and increased life satisfaction.
  Therefore, putting down the phone, raising your head, looking at the blue sky, and increasing normal communication with family and friends around you will be happier than checking the circle of friends from time to time.