4 Signs You’re Addicted to Facebook
How much time do you spend on Facebook? It has become so much a part of our lives these days that some people don’t even go a day without checking in. Some people never log out and they have constant messages and notifications going to their phones and other devices.
Does this sound like you? If you have notifications going all the time and you’re constantly logged in to Facebook, you’re no different than most users.
But where do you draw the line? When does it stop being normal use and when might you be addicted? Is someone you know addicted to Facebook?
Here are 4 signs you’re addicted to Facebook
1. You get agitated if you can’t log in
A little annoyance at servers being down is one thing, but if your entire life falls apart because you can’t log in to Facebook, or you become angry and agitated when you can’t access it, this could be a sign you have an unhealthy relationship with Facebook. If you get mad when something keeps you away from Facebook (like a real life event), this could also be a sign you are addicted.
2. You check Facebook first thing in the morning
If it has to be the very first thing you do each day, you might have a problem. Do you pick up your phone while still in bed to check your FB notifications? This could be an issue.
3. You sneak to check Facebook at work
If you can’t make it the whole day at work without wondering what’s happening on Facebook, you might have a problem. Do you find yourself needing to sneak off to the bathroom with your phone so you can check up on your friends while you’re at work?
Some people just check FB out of boredom, but if you’re going to great lengths to get on it and not miss out on anything, even when you’re at work, this could be a problem.
4. Your world revolves around Facebook
When all of your friends are on Facebook, everything you talk about, and your sole source of information and news, is Facebook, you might have a problem. Facebook can be a great tool for all of these things, but it shouldn’t be your everything. When you find yourself planning your whole day around Facebook happenings, this can be a problem.
So, what do you do if you think you might be addicted to Facebook?
Awareness is the first step. For many people, just realizing they are on it too much, or putting too much importance on it, helps them get a handle on it and reduce their use. If you find it too difficult to manage this yourself, you can uninstall it, delete your account, or put apps on your phone that reduce the amount of time you can use it, or the hours when you can be on it.
Again, everything in moderation!