HOUSTON – Posting pics of an awesome vacay. A selfie at your desk after a new promotion. When it comes to social media, it’s all fun and games – until someone gets hurt, or depressed. On Facebook? Yep, insert digital depression.
According to a study done by the University of Houston, “social comparison with the amount of time spent on Facebook may be linked to depressive symptoms.”
Now, this could be understandable, especially for folks who aren’t quite where they want to be in life, be it career – or even when it comes to relationships.
C’mon, you know you’ve rolled your eyes when you found out another one of your friends just got engaged.
Here’s a tip, if you want to avoid feeling crummy about your life, stop comparing it to everyone else’s. And if that’s just too hard, disconnect; before you have an emotional shutdown.