Facebook detox: Is it worth taking a break?

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We are all constantly looking for new ways to de-stress, and as much as we recommend practicing the classic yoga and mindfulness, sometimes more obvious habits can be adopted in order to decrease stress levels.

Recently, a study conducted by University of Queensland, concluded that taking a five day break from Facebook, a platform used monthly by 2.13 billion people worldwide, of which 1.40 billion people are considered daily active users, decreases the levels of stress hormone cortisol in people’s saliva.

Although a decrease in stress levels were reported, researchers noted that a decrease in wellbeing was also apparent. Psychologist Eric Vanman from the University said, ‘People said they felt more unsatisfied with their life, and were looking forward to resuming their Facebook activity.’ This is an usual finding, as often when stress decreases, wellbeing increases. So what do you think. Is it worth decreasing your stress levels a bit by taking a Facebook holiday?

 

 

 

Refs:

http://metro.co.uk/2018/04/09/giving-facebook-just-five-days-slashes-level-stress-chemicals-body-7452494/

https://zephoria.com/top-15-valuable-facebook-statistics/

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