Having a social media account means having to check up on it every so often. Many people find it so distracting, it takes away time from their every day lives, making it difficult to build interpersonal relationships. While we claim that social media allows us to connect with people more easily, we are losing sense of the real world and what is in front of us.
So, how do we prioritize? On one hand we have our online friends and connections. We interact with them through messages, photos, videos,etc. All communications goes through a device–computer, cellphone, tablet. Great!. But what about the people you get to physically interact with; the people who accompany you to have lunch, go shopping, have drink; your family and friends? As social beings, its important we take in account the relationships we have in the real world in order to keep us grounded and aware. And while interacting online might be much easier than interacting with someone face-to-face, at the end of the day, the memories that count will be the ones you shared with someone else, and not with your phone screen.
Its important to find a healthy balance between both types of connections. Don’t forget who you are online and offline. Don’t allow cyber-friendships to take away much time from your real ones, and always stay true to yourself.