Are You Addicted to Facebook? (2) By Dr. Michael Brooks
This week we will continue with “Are You Addicted to Facebook”, there will be tips on how to take action and make changes in your life and avoid the pitfalls of addiction to Facebook.
Here are some of my tips in recognizing if you have a Facebook addition (FA).
You wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, you take your cell phone to the bathroom with you and check your Facebook status, you read your posts to see if someone has commented or liked one of them. You look for New Friend requests and approve or disapprove these requests, after reading their profiles.
Do you constantly check your facebook page while eating your meals, or while you’re at work? Does Facebook fill the dead time during your day? Does it thrill you when you see that people like your posts? When you’re in a work-related meeting are you’re thinking about the person you need to respond to on Facebook? You can’t seem to focus on school or the job because you feel that you’re being left out on a Facebook conversation you started.
Let’s say you forget and leave your phone at home, can you concentrate on your work? Do you have to have your cell phone with you at all times and if you don’t, would you suffer from withdrawal by not having your cellphone. Do you take risks at work using your company computer just to get on facebook because your cell phone is not with you? Do you keep thinking about the conversations with your Facebook friends and missing friendsupdates that you read from your Facebook friends?
Checking your Facebook account every hour is a sign that you are addicted to Facebook. You can’t stop thinking about what you’re missing on Facebook. You forget to do work related jobs, and make excuses why you couldn’t get those jobs done. Most of your day is think about Facebook and the friends you have on Facebook.
Are you are constantly looking for old friendships from the past, old boyfriends or girlfriends that you dated in high school or college? You fantasize about the what-if, what should be, shoulda, woulda, could be. Do you keep living in the past and seldom leave the past behind you? Do you think about the good old times you had with friends, and you stay stuck and can’t move on? Do you wake up at night thinking about finding these old loves on Facebook? Do you ask old friends if they know where your old flame is and what they are doing today? Do you have no second thoughts about sharing old secrets from a former love? Simply put, if you answered yes to these questions, “You’re stuck in the past.” This is one symptom that you should get help ASAP.
Next week, I will continue with “Are You Addicted to Facebook? There will be some tips on how to deal with addictions to Facebook and what to look for in those who you feel have a problem with facebook.
There are benefits to having friends on Facebook, I have several that I look forward to talking with on Facebook and talking with them on the phone. I use Facebook for helping others through difficult times. So, if you feel that your addicted to Facebook or are not sure, ask yourself these questions. Do I spend to much time on Facebook during the day? Do I have to keep building my friends list to prove I’m popular? Do I have facebook on my cell phone while eating meals? Do I wake up and go to bed with checking my Facebook page? Do I need help with my addiction to Facebook? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to contact Dr. Mike and set up an appointment. Please call Dr. Mike at 303.880.9878 if you need help.
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