Features such as app notifications, autoplay – even “likes” and messages that self-destruct – are scientifically proven to compel us to watch/check in/respond right now or feel that we’re missing something really important.
Higher use of social media is linked to “negative physical health, negative mental health and negative life satisfaction”:
Trimming your social habit down to just one platform may lighten your brain’s load. And, though it’s easier said than done, Vannucci recommends unfollowing or blocking the people or news streams that tend to stress you out.
based on what experts know today, taking time away from social media seems more likely to brighten your day than bum you out.