Even a One-Week Break from Social Media Makes You Happier

Most of the joy in my life comes from answering those dumb Facebook posts that ask things like “what was your first pet’s name” just so they can steal my identity.  So this wouldn’t work for me, but it might for you . . .

A new study found that even taking a one-week break from social media makes us happier.  Researchers asked 150 people who use it every day to stay off it for a week.  And by the end, they were less stressed, less depressed, and happier overall.

The sad part is a lot of them COULDN’T do it.  The average person still spent 21 minutes of their week on things like Facebook and TikTok.  But that was seven-and-a-half hours less than a normal week for them.

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