Too stressed out? You can delete social networks from the suspect list. Study reveals that there is no difference in signs of frustration, irritation or anxiety between those who use Facebook and Twitter a lot or those who live offline. Sometimes, on the contrary.
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The involvement is such that sometimes we feel exhausted when browsing social networks.
But a recent study by the Pew Research Center makes it clear that this is not necessarily the case. We interviewed 1,801 volunteers, assessed from the stress perception scale.
Keeping an eye on other people's lives and problems does not put extra pressure on the most assiduous.
And the speculated anxiety about not missing events that can later be shared by friends and enjoyed thousands of times doesn't affect as much as you might think.
Or even the opposite. Women who prefer to use Twitter, email and photo sharing revealed 21% less stress than the others.
To benefit from this kind of therapy, you don't have to be a heavy user. Just read or send an average of 20 emails a day.
According to scientists, being aware of what happens can have positive impacts on psychosocial aspects. Interaction with others, even in the virtual environment, is what saves us from impersonal, one-way communication with machines and their business interfaces.
However, it is a fact that we become more aware of the problems of friends and family. Exactly 14% more than those who do not use social networks.
For women, the bad news comes from Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. For men, by text messaging, email or Linkedin.
The bottom line is that people who use social media more often no longer suffer from it. Unless someone close is in trouble. Hence, stress comes faster to them via online.
Let's try the balance. With limits and no exaggeration, to avoid problems such as bedtime junk sleep, it is possible to have a healthy relationship with the virtual environment that inevitably affects real life.