social media

I’ve seen a lot of conditions in my clinic but a newer one would definitely be social media addiction.

Before you start laughing, it’s definitely a real thing. In his now-viral video, Simon Sinek gives his take on millennials in the workplace and likens social media to alcohol addiction.

I read a fascinating article recently that discussed what happened when 99 people were asked to give up Facebook for 90 days.

Interestingly (though not surprisingly), the more satisfied with life the participants were, the less likely they were to return to Facebook before the 90 days were up.

The social media juggernaut was also highly linked to how the participants thought they were perceived by their peers. And their addiction to it was as strong as their belief in their addiction. So if they believed they had an addiction (or habit), they were more likely to justify their early return to it.

Like it or not, social media is here to stay. If you feel you are spending too much time on social media, perhaps it’s time to do a digital detox.


Dr Carmen Hunwardsen owns and operates Carmen’s Spinal Care, a busy North Brisbane chiropractic clinic in Everton Hills.