I got conscious of doomscrolling and took action against it

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These days we are digesting news and information with the speed of light and sometimes also need to take a pill in order not to throw up from it. The mind seems hungry for bad news and we end up on apps like Twitter or TikTok spending hours without realizing it. And I just found out that this is known as doomscrolling. Doomscrolling means continually reading social media in times of distress, anticipating more bad news to come. Whether we read about bad news or still have any hope for some positive news, we end up scrolling through the information fed to us and our brain ends up digesting everything. It is like we are connected to a chopper and we simply cannot stop.

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In the times I was taking a breath from such applications, I realized how unhealthy this was for me and I decided to simply uninstall them from my phone. Right after that moment, I felt a big weight lift from above me, and finally, I could breathe once again. Few days after my mind began to be again creative and also I observed a change in my mindset through positive thinking. I feel that I have taken the power back and that my mind can hear its own thoughts and decide for itself.

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But I see that others are still slaves to doomscrolling and are losing time and neurons digesting rapid information provided by such platforms. How do I know it? Well, just because some of my friends are doing it and are spamming me with short posts or videos during the day. Now I can digest less such content and when doing so I am not affected, nor do I feel the need to continue searching through it. Hopefully, more people will realize this is unhealthy and prefer better social media interaction and information.

I truly appreciate the Hive social platform as I think it provides healthier information that one might be interested in and we can take the time to digest it and use it one way or the other. This is the way to process new things and find meaningful insight or pleasure within. We absorb any information we are interested in lightly and in time and we can take a break whenever we feel like it.

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That's what these media companies know best, flooding the time lines with bad news upon bad news and we just keep jumping on it like a dog eating a hot steak.

It's actually easy to become addicted to it and we hardly realise it because it mainly influences our subconscious mind. But as soon as you have an awakening of what's really happening, it loses its effect on you. Most people are mentally sleeping on social media.

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Those social media sites have an algorithm for what they promote because they want you to stay on their platform. So I am not surprised about all the gloomy stuff they show up and I agree that Hive's chronological order works out better.

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Yeah, but these algorithms are quite unhealthy from a threshold forward.

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Doomscrolling is definitely a product of algorithms of these companies. They know exactly what they need to do to reel people in and keep them on there, regardless of the consequences. It’s all about those ad dollars. I’ve quit those a long time ago and feel a lot better for it!

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Once I uninstalled TikTok, I simply fell free and my mind started to realign itself to the reality and things that matter.

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