Can’t you help checking your mobile phone messages every now and then? Or Instagram and Facebook who are busy following friends and relatives every day? Be careful it may cause social anxiety disorder without knowing it! According to a study in the Journal of Social and Personal Relations in August 2020, if you are worried that you are not present when others are happy, it is a social anxiety disorder, also known as a phobia of loss, which is also related to loneliness, low self-esteem, and low self-compassion. Have a high degree of learning related. mobile usage habits
Real-life problems rely on the Internet for a long time to produce a phobia of loss
This study also found that the phobia of missing out mostly occurs in people who do not evaluate themselves well, feel socially isolated, or both, but it may also cause loneliness, low self-esteem, low self-compassion, and low life satisfaction. Dong Xuying, director of the Institute of Education of Chenggong University, analyzed that many teachers and parents may misunderstand that teenagers and adults have interpersonal or communication problems due to Internet addiction, but in fact, they rely too much on the Internet because of real-life problems. Once a long-term vicious circle occurs, the phenomenon of missed phobia or Internet addiction will gradually occur.
Master the three steps to stay away from the phobia of missing out
In addition, research has also found that young people’s “phobia of missing out” is related to life satisfaction. For teenagers, the feeling of being forgotten has a greater impact on their subjective well-being. Ye Yaxin, director of the Mental Health Center of the Tung Foundation in Taiwan, emphasized that to avoid the unpleasantness caused by the use of social media, young people may wish to use the three steps of “recognizing warning signs”, “self-enhancement” and “returning to the truth” to help themselves Focus back on yourself.
If you feel uncomfortable using the community, you should reduce the time you use the community
First of all, the first step is to “recognize warning signs.” When you find that using social media makes you feel uncomfortable and blindly envious of the other person, you should think about whether to reduce the time of social use; “self-enhancement” is to see the other person. When you use brand-name clothing or go to parties, but you can only write your homework and play games at home, you should accumulate your own abilities instead of denying yourself to envy others, and finally “return to the truth” and clearly understand the ecology of the community. If it is exaggerated and modified, it is recommended to stay away from the Internet first, or even call close friends in the community to chat with them and stay away from indulging in negative and comparative situations.