Ten Sure Signs You Are Addicted to Social Media!

Keep telling yourself you haven’t got a problem with social media? Convinced that this post is for other people and certainly not you? Hmm, I’m sure there were many first reactions  of “what me?” Well let’s see.

1. The first thing you do on waking, before your eyes have even adjusted to the glare of the screen, is check your social media.

2. The house is in total chaos. Who needs cooked dinners? Also, ironed shirts are overrated.

3. You’ve made friends online that you spend more time chatting to than your real life friends.

4. Got a spare five minutes? You check Instagram, Facebook, twitter etc. instead of doing anything else on that ridiculous long to-do list that appears to have grown somewhat since you started signing up to all these social media sites.

5. You get irritated with your ___ (insert kids, husband, friends, dog) if they interrupt you when you’re scrolling. Damn it, can’t they see you’re scrolling?

6. Your phone connects automatically to the Wi-Fi at every coffee shop within a five-mile radius of home.

7. You mistakenly introduce yourself as your blog, Instagram or Twitter name without a blink of the eye.

8. The thought of a social media detox brings you out in a cold sweat.

9. EVERY opportunity is a photo opportunity.

10. The last thing you do before going to sleep is check your social media.

Still think you’re not addicted? Could stop if you needed to? I’ll be honest, the first title to this post was “Five Sure Signs You Are Addicted to Social Media.” That shockingly quickly became ten! Any others you would add? I’ve got heaps more (including double tapping Facebook!) but thought twenty may cause some concern amongst my readers and possibly be a reason for me being certified! Obviously, if my children are reading this, none of these apply to me in any shape or form so get off of your phones … just saying!

 

94 thoughts on “Ten Sure Signs You Are Addicted to Social Media!

  1. Yeaaaaah I definietly fit the criteria. Number 6 really made me chuckle too! I actually think my hand would have to be forced in order to stay off it for a significant period of time, i.e. More than 60 minutes… I bet it’s refreshing though. #marvmondays

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  2. Oh my…, I am addicted! Number 1 and 9 sure are me to a t much to the annoyance of my husband. I would also add that as any good addict I will hide away in order to check my photo so no one can judge or tell me off. Do you reckon there is anywhere I can check in for rehab??? ( could do with some quiet time and sleeping without child) 😊

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  3. Ahhh so true. Another one is that you don’t do the housework but just clean the one spot that you are going to take a snap of for Instagram. You assume your husband also knows everyone on Instagram. Also you start to tell your husband stories “so and so had a really bad day today” He replies, “I don’t know who you are talking about”, “YES you do” you reply getting irate. Then you realise you are talking about someone on Instagram. Whoops. #MarvMondays

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    1. ha ha ha – told you I could easily make this 20 signs – reckon we could hit 50 together! But yes to the thinking my husband knows everyone I am talking about and I have total disregard for his insistance that people do not even have real names!!

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  4. This is something that does really worry me. It’s so easy to get into bad habits. I’d like to add “your heart rate increasing if you’re unable to check your notification immediately you hear it ping!” #MarvMondays

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  5. It’s all a bit too familiar for me! I keep telling myself I’m going to cut back on it – but that’s hard when you’re a blogger! I actually find it kind of nice when I’m somewhere without wifi or good mobile signal so I can take a bit of a break. #bigpinklink

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    1. Oh the break is just purely wonderful so I don’t know why we don’t give ourselves a break a little more. Right, off to find a wifi free and poor signal cafe – reckon they could make a fortune!

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  6. Good post! I have turned off a lot of my app notifications now so that I only check-in with social media when I choose. I still check more often than I should… You know you’ve been on your phone too much when your 2 year old says “No mummy” and bashes my hand away from my phone *hangs head with mum shame* #MarvMondays

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    1. ah yes Facebook groups! I think there can be information overload sometimes which means we don’t stop and read the really good stuff – I’m missing loads! thank you for reading and for your comment xx

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  7. Just starting out with the Blogging scene (wow I sound uncool) and I can honestly say I can check most of these signs! My OCD prevents me avoiding the bloody ironing – however I must admit I have fantasised about smacking my partner in the face whilst I’m mid scroll! – why do they look over your shoulder as though they know who ‘beautygirlmua’ is and are enthralled by their ‘put on lipstick’ post?!?! RUDE.

    Also- it would be a shame not to take 100 photos of the dog after his bath……. right???

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  8. I’m completely addicted. A few days ago, I decided to delete the Facebook app from my phone and see if I could make it a week without being so connected. The app isn’t even there, and I’ve tried to tap where it used to be so many times! It’s crazy how attached we can become to social media. #DreamTeam

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  9. I do nearly all of those, though I haven’t introduced myself as my blog (yet) lol. My daughter seems to be stuck to her phone, she loves Pinterest and crafting videos.
    #FamilyFun

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    1. Oh it’s just crazy isn’t it?! I just said in another comment that I’ve found myself viewing everything as an Instagram picture – and yes it does drive everyone mad!! Thank you for your comment xx

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  10. Yup I’m definitely an addict of some sorts! I blame a lot of the non-chores on the fact I’m sleep deprived and looking after Robert!! Little does he know it’s just cos im on my phone all the time!! Lol. ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

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  11. Haha 3 and 4 definitely! I also have a weird habit some days of thinking in facebook statuses. ANd yes I know how odd that sounds…perhaps even more odd given that i very rarely post on FB! It’s so addictive, I try to manage the whole thing but not having all platforms on all devices. No twitter on my phone for example. And by having the odd detox. I feel one brewing soon actually! #familyfun

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    1. Love it! Even funnier that you’re not on FB that much. I definitely think in Instagram pictures!! Aww I thought you might what with having just come back to the blogging scene – it’s a little overwhelming after a break isn’t it? Oh and so easy to get sucked back in. Go enjoy those little ones and think up FB statuses! xx

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  12. This is all so so true! The funny thing is i was distracted from starting to read this post because i was checking twitter haha! And accurate that every opportunity is a photo opportunity, sometimes i go somewhere simple because it will be good for instagram, is that bad?!?!?!? aha #bloggerclubuk

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  13. I always try and convince myself (and hubby) that because I don’t do anything with my personal social media accounts I am actually not into social media at all. I’m just a blogger and I’m fulfilling my blogligations. (Oh but yes – totally guilty of all ten of the above!) 😉 Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x

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  14. *Stands up*
    “Ummm, my name is Anna and I’m addicted to social media”
    *hangs head*

    Seriously, some days I forget there’s a real world but when I do? I check social media to see what everyone else is making of it…… #ablogginggoodtime

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  15. Oh dear. Looks like I’m a social media addict after all. I do all of these except for number 7. Maybe I need to reign in the time I spend on my social media accounts before I can tick number 7 off the list too. That would be very embarrassing indeed.

    #bloggerclubuk

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  16. Ooops I’m definitely guilty of most of these. My OH is constantly moaning at me to put my phone down! I was hesitant to read this post because I knew it could be written about me before I had even read it ha.
    #familyfun

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  17. Right so I might be an addict … but is there some loophole if your social media is part of work like for bloggers? lol I do make an effort not to jump on first thing, no phone at meals or when I’m talking to the kids /spending time with them. But I am on it often for the blog. What can one do? Thank you for linking up with #BloggerClubUK

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    1. Oh I need to ignore it more I think – it’s that social media noise that can really get in the way of creativity I find – not always good for the soul xx thank you for your comment lovely xx

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  18. These are all totally me except the coffee shop one (I have unlimited data so I don’t need theirs lol). I haven’t introduced myself as my blog name yet but I can definitely see it happening at some point haha
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂
    Debbie

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  19. Haha yep and yep to some of this. Especially the photos now I’m on IG (this wasn’t as bad before that or before I started blogging). I tried deleting Facebook off my phone because I was looking at it first thing every day and lasted about a week. Now I just leave my phone downstairs so I at least don’t look at it til I’m or of bed! I hate this world we are in really!! I think life was simpler without it all! #FamilyFun

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    1. Ah the leading the pone downstairs is an excellent idea! We have lots of social media breaks in this house – we have to as we have three teens – we would never actually talk to each other if we allowed them all the time!! Thank you so much for reading and for your comment xx

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    1. and that’s the crux of it right there isn’t it? I’m trying to get more perspective – I’m not saying it’s easy but real life right in front of you has to matter so much more doesn’t it? Thank you for your comment xx

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  20. I’ve been meaning to read this all week as I’ve seen it in linkys and have finally gotten round to it! Yep, I’m that addicted I’ve been following you around the linky circuit!! And I didn’t really need to read the post to know I was an addict, either!! Great post, and I hope this means that I’m not alone in the addiction!! #CoolMumClub

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