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Lifestyle

Is it time for a digital detox?

By bzbeth 08 Aug 2018

It's safe to say that in 2018, social media is a pretty big deal and dominates most of our everyday lives, right?

In the UK, the average person checks their phone 28 times a day. That can't be healthy...

The affects of social media are well-known but have you thought about how social media makes YOU feel and whether you need a break?

Consider these factors first:

1. Does social media affect your face to face interactions?
Struggling to maintain a conversation with your friends, your flatmates or even your family could be because you're spending too much time on your phone. Online relationships and communities are great and might help your mental health but you need to know when to switch off from what is virtual and what is real.

2. Does social media affect your self-esteem?
If you're scrolling down your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat timelines and feeling rubbish about yourself because of other peoples posts - stop. That's a huge sign it is having a negative affect on you. We all have our insecurities (and that's fine) but comparing your life to somebody else's isn't a positive way to deal with them. 

3. Does social media affect