Apply mindfulness to disconnect from social networks and reconnect with you
In recent years, much has been said about the mindfulness or mindfulness, the art of paying attention to our surroundings consciously. Today, this practice serves as a kind of "antidote" to the busy and stressful pace of life that we lead, in part, by the use of social networks.
Since its appearance in the mid-90s, social anxiety as a global phenomenon has been increasing. According to a study by the Royal Society for Public Health in England, the boom of social networks is associated with a increased anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance.
This is because they brought two phenomena. One is the syndrome or complex of like me that occurs when people become dependent on the number of "likes" they receive on social networks. The other is the FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), or the fear of missing out on something, which describes the need to always be connected.
The> more use of networks, the greater the feeling of isolation in a person. This, in turn, generates low self-esteem, anxiety and depression, which lead the user to want to stay connected so as not to face the outside world.
This virtual overconnection leads not only to isolation, but also to disconnect from ourselves. And that's where the mindfulness to bring us back to a state of full contact with our body, our mind and what is happening around us.
Benefits of practicing mindfulness
- Decrease anxiety and stress
- Improves sleep
- Increase creativity
- Improves concentration
How to apply it on a daily basis
We share some practice recommendations of mindfulness To disconnect from social networks and reconnect with yourself:
Start by breathing a couple of times every time you go diving into a screen; do it consciously and not by inertia.
Live the real moment
Remember that Instagram stories can wait, but the unique moment of your life where you are, no. Happiness is achieved through small moments.
Ask yourself from time to time "for what?" And if there is anything else you could be doing at that time. It also helps to keep track of your use of technologies, identifying in which situations you resort to them.