5 Confessions of a Social Media Addict

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Folks, you heard it here first. I am a social media addict, both proud and not proud.

I’m proud because I have made a career of social media and when I’m checking Facebook or posting on Twitter, I’m actually doing real work! And I’m not proud because sometimes I miss real life – the kind right in front of your eyes. And speaking of eyes, sometimes I don’t even realize until late in the day that I’ve been straining my eyes, and that they’re dry and irritated. A day spent away from fresh air and sunshine will do that, but there’s nothing I would change about my social media routines, except to make sure that I’m well protected and feeling great. Luckily I have found a way to do just that!

Rohto Dry-Aid. You can read even more about it here, as I have done. I have written about it before, because I realized that after years of studying textbooks and then computer screens, respectively, it was time to take action. And Rohto Dry-Aid is clinically shown to improve key symptoms of dry eye disease, which include dryness, irritation, grittiness, burning, and stinging, and it does this without the temporary blurring that can happen when you instill eye drops. I love that Rohto Dry-Aid contains a unique formula that cools and soothes burning, stinging eyes instantly. It also offers consistent and continuous dry eye relief, comfort, and protection throughout the day. You don’t have to continually re-apply the formula. You’ll feel good to go!

Rohto Dry-Aid provides long lasting relief of the symptoms of Dry Eye Disease. Optometrist Dr. Susan Resnick gives tips on how to help relieve dry eye symptoms. She says that when we spend a lot of time staring at our computer monitor or digital devices, we’re often concentrating on what we’re doing, which causes us to blink less frequently. This can lead to eye dryness and discomfort. So she says to follow the 20/20/20 rule, and that’s to take a 20-second break every 20 minutes. Focus your eyes on points at least 20 feet from your digital device and keep your eyes moving while looking at objects at various distances.

As you know, I started using Rohto Dry-Aid to help with spring and summer travel. It was while using it that I realized that my excessive social media screen time could also be leading to the stinging, dry, irritated eyes. So I made it part of my routine, and you can too! I feel confident to have found a solution for something that irritated me and made me uncomfortable.

Here are my 5 Confessions of a Social Media Addict:

1 – We probably downplay how often we check our email and social media. 4-5 times a day? More like 4-5 times an hour!

2 – When we get a new pet or we’re pregnant we’re always thinking in the back of our minds that new pets and babies are great social media.

3 – I have certainly deleted pictures and updates off Facebook if they didn’t get a lot of likes in a day.

4 – If it wasn’t for social media, I don’t know that I’d know the news of the world so fast.

5 – It takes at least a half dozen angles to get a selfie you’d actually post.

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Do you have a social media addict confession to spill?

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About Tamara

Tamara is a professional photographer, a mama of two, a Lifestyle Blogger/Social Media Influencer/Brand Ambassador, and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the book, The Mother Of All Meltdowns, the Stigma Fighters Anthology (volume 1), and The HerStories Project: So Glad They Told Me. She is also a proud Community Lead and a regular contributor to the SoFab Food blog, and the Target Made Me Do It blog. After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter, son, dog, cat, and 11 chickens in glorious western Massachusetts.

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  1. Well, I think all of us bloggers get this!! I’ve been so busy with swim/dive/baseball season that I have weaned myself off of the addiction and as hard as it was- it was and continues to be SO liberating! But I miss being online regularly and I secretly think about it a lot when I’ve been off so long… I feel like I miss SO MUCH!

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