This One Activity Destroys Your Emotional and Physical Health

Spoiler: it’s checking Facebook.
Does this come as a shock to you? It probably shouldn’t.
Overall, our results showed that, while real-world social networks were positively associated with overall well-being, the use of Facebook was negatively associated with overall well-being. These results were particularly strong for mental health; most measures of Facebook use in one year predicted a decrease in mental health in a later year.
I’ve greatly reduced my Facebook friends, which has greatly reduced my time checking my stream. Over the years, I’ve toyed with deleting Facebook thinking I’m going to see some sort of uptick in productivity. I never do because I still like seeing posts from my friends who I don’t get to see often. Still, I’ve moved the app off my phone’s home screen several times (Today, it’s back on the home page). Of course, just having your phone within reach makes you dumber.

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