A study carried out by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business has revealed that the urge to check your social media pages is among the strongest temptation in modern society, including sex.
Both acts are driven by a desire to connect. Our need to feel connected is considered by some as the number one predictor of happiness, health and well-being.
Trying to connect digitally however can be counterproductive. Here are some examples of how updating your status can be detrimental to your real life relationships.
You lose the moment
Social media has become an easy way for us to share moments. While this is wonderful, if you spend the entire moment focusing on documenting it, refining it and uploading it online, you can easily lose it. Instead of enjoying the moment for what it is, you may become overly attached to positive reinforcement through likes and comments.
We tend to be happiest when our minds are focused on the...