How social media can help overcome psychological obstacles

Posted by Neeo pal on March 15th, 2021

 It stimulates your brain, making it work both consciously and subconsciously. One major benefit of using online chat apps is that when connecting with several people, you realize you're not alone. When you create or join a community you become part of a big family online. Share your situation with them and others who are going through similar experiences will support you. You can both give and get valuable advice through social media platforms. Listed below are some of the psychological states that can keep you from living your life to the fullest and how social media can help you regain some control of your life.

  1. Victim of abuse:

When you share your situation with others you'll know whether it's normal or if it's cause for serious concern.  You might be suffering psychologically from an abusive relationship without realizing it. People in your online community will help you realize how damaging the relationship can be for you and advise you to seek professional counseling or motivate you to break free from the bond.

  1. Traumatic incidents:

When you're undergoing some form of a trauma you the worst thing you can do is shut yourself up and go into isolation. That will undoubtedly make matters worse. What you need to do is connect with others who suffered from, or are suffering from trauma. Group messaging or video conferencing can be used for conducting therapy sessions with your fellow community members.

  1. Anxiety disorders:

Almost everyone suffers from anxiety at some point in their lives. Some people cannot help being apprehensive about the outcome of certain situations. They fear the worst might happen and so they become anxiety patients. This can happen to some of the brightest students before an annual exam or to someone just weeks away from getting tied in wedlock. Staying in touch with friends and family through online chat apps can significantly reduce anxiety.

  1. Constant craving for attention:

If you suffer from mild ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) there are very few chances one person alone can satisfy your need for attention. What you can do instead is talk to several people online simultaneously. You can put up pictures, statuses, and posts which will inevitably help you get the attention you want.

  1. Freakish fetish:

Many people suffer from a mild form of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Some people learn how to control their urges with time but even then the obsessions take one form or the other. There are some things that you can get fixated with without harming anyone. But if you start focusing all your energies on a person, this can be harmful to both you and him/her. By browsing through social media your mind will wander in different directions, keeping you from getting stuck on any one thing or person.

  1. Intense fear:

This is another form of anxiety disorder, but the more severe kind. Flooding therapy is known to work well for phobia disorder whether it involves something tangible or intangible. You have an amazing voice but you can't share it with the world because you have stage phobia. You can make a video of you singing within the comfort of your room and put it up on your social media wall. You'll be amazed by the amount of appreciation you get and this will help you gain the confidence you need for performing live.

  1. Dual personality:

Some people find their surroundings so hostile that they are forced to put on a mask and live the rest of their lives wearing it. Such situations keep them from living up to their full potential. Brilliant minds can break under the pressure and split into two personalities. You will probably be someone very quiet and reserved in front of family but when you're out you'll be wild and unstoppable. Both extremes can be dangerous for you. Social media enables you to be yourself, albeit in the cyber world, but from the comfort of your home.

We might be aware that we are suffering from some kind of psychological disorder but might not be able to assess how serious it is. There are some mistakes we make once in our lives and suffer so badly that we promise never to repeat them. But some of us can't help repeating those mistakes and we might not realize the underlying cause of this behavior. If you feel you are jeopardizing your happiness but have no control over your behavior it might be time to consult a professional. You can seek counseling and therapy through online chat apps.

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