Thursday, 02 Jul 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic Increases Cellphone Addiction


IllustrationIllustration - Before the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, many people had spent time with their devices. About eight hours a day.

Since the presence of corona, the use of devices has increased by an average of 10 hours and 40 minutes a day.

Not many people consider cell phone addiction a bad thing.

Many people spend more time talking to people on the phone, sending texts to my friends, scrolling Instagram. In addition, there are also various entertainment applications that have become famous such as Tik Tok, Instashop, Zoom.

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According to a recent survey by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK, social media has been described as more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol.

The social platform for sharing images also causes high levels of anxiety and depression. These days, it really helps to know that everyone is experiencing "The same thing", "We are all in this matter together, etc."

But even some people's self-isolation lifestyles can make you feel like you're losing, or not doing enough with your time.

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This feeling promotes a 'compare and despair' attitude, where we see what other people have and wonder why we can't be the same. I have previously managed to fill my life enough to not see social media, but these days being stuck at home triggers people to look more at social media.

Although most of us know that social media is not good for mental health in normal situations, especially during a pandemic, it is the most difficult thing to give up on social media. We scroll through perfectly curated Instagram posts that capture people's moments at home.

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