Fear of missing out

Fear of missing out (FOMO) on social media

 If one is addicted to social media a few minutes staying away from it could result in FOMO. This fear of missing something, will cause anxiety, reduces self-esteem, and will make one use social media more and more.

These individuals look at social media minute to minute and respond to every post and chat continuously. The satisfaction of being up to date on posts,  responding to someone’s comments, being alert and responding to chat immediately might happen even at late night causing sleep disturbance which will have huge impact on mental health. This addiction also continues while driving, in classroom, at work which could lead to more problems. Prioritizing social media over real world will only further deteriorate  the lifestyle and could lead to depression.

Interacting with friends whom you have not seen or met, then interacting with real life friends who are with you could lead to breakups in relationship. When a person realizes what is happening it could be late and the separation from loved ones could cause mental issues

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: October 11, 2021

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