Technology is supposed to make our life easier but it often does just the opposite.
Social media stress is an example.
As if there were not enough problems in the real world, today one has to be careful about his words and behaviour in the virtual world.
A momentary lapse on Facebook or Twitter could haunt you for life.
Important talks must be one-on-one
It is difficult to correctly interpret tone or meaning while interacting on social media networks.
It can sometimes create misunderstandings. Important conversations must be held in person to avoid unnecessary stress.
It will also bolster relationships.
Limit your social media network
Continuous social media updates from stress-causing persons can be annoying.
Be selective and don’t accept all friend requests on social media.
Share your personal contact details only if you desire.
Avoid uncomfortable people, by politely asking them not to use the form of communication often.
Have a detox session
Some people are addicted to social media.
This may be in the form of frequent status updates on Facebook or tweeting about every little thing.
It can result in our missing out on many normal daily pleasures, such as talking to family members, friends and neighbours. To reduce stress, stay away from social media for a certain period of time and spend time with family or friends instead.
You can schedule breaks from your desktop by using apps that act as reminders.
Breathe it away
When a person is stressed it reflects in his breathing pattern.
Paying attention to breathing can help reduce cortisol levels, boost oxygen levels, and pare stress level. The challenge is to remember to do it. You can use apps to set reminders to do so.
When you hear it, stop all activities, focus on breathing, and then return to what you were doing.
Eat Food that Adds Energy
Unhealthy food gives temporary pleasure.
It depletes the energy level and ability to focus. Strong caffeine or a large dose of sugar provide short-term spurt in energy.
Eat healthy foods that not only taste good but also boost energy levels and concentration.
Today’s generation is more stationary than previous ones.
Get up and move whenever you get a chance.
Stand while you work, walk to lunch, and walk over and deliver the message in person.
How to avoid holiday stress
Go to a place with internet access.
Holidaying on a remote island may be romantic but can be extremely stressful for social media addicts. Remember to backup your laptop, just in case you lose it.
Get a local SIM card and be WiFi savvy so that you are not lost in a new place or end up with a huge phone bill. Also, use an online document sharing tool for two. And learn to enjoy life without social media.
The world can survive in your absence.
Surf the info waves
You cannot stop the deluge of information, but you can find a balance between an active life on social media and keeping body and mind healthy.