Why More People Are Using the Internet to Relieve Stress

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In a fast-paced world, we all strive to do our best and make sure we are doing well at work, at home, making time for loved ones, ourselves and helping our community too. Everyone has ways of handling stress, but there are more and more people going online to relieve it in various and ingenious ways. So, let’s take a look at some ways you can kick back and relax to make your down time even more beneficial.

Social Media May Actually Decrease Stress

The internet has been accused of being a black hole for productivity and promoting negativity. It sounds strange, but according to The Globe & Mail, using social media can actually reduce stress, especially if you are a woman. The more emails women sent and received, the more photos they shared and the more they used Twitter, the lower their reported level. Pew Research Center also investigated social media and the cost of caring. What they concluded was that frequent internet and social media users do not have higher levels of stress, but at the same time, there are circumstances where using digital technology increases awareness of stressful events in the lives of others.

As it turns out, it was discovered that it is not associated with the amount of people’s technology use, or even the number of friends, users have on social media platforms. But the exposure of stress from other people’s life events.

Do Something You Enjoy Online

Life is full of distractions, but most people are going online to get away from everyday to-dos. Everyone needs a hobby, but having a form of escapism is the best way to relieve stress and help you relax, so why not try and merge them? Whether you love to watch your favourite shows, indulge in online shopping, crack puzzles, or play games – you can do it all online. It’s almost a one-stop shop for all things fun.

Exercising your brain can take you away from a stressful situation and encourage relaxation. Some people turn online gambling as a way to relax too. Take a look at Unibet for a wide variety of games, some are as cheap as 10 cents to play, with some great free ones too. With this said, always play responsibly and seek help if you fear you may be addicted.

Socializing is made simple online too, signing up to dating apps to find your life partner is how most people meet nowadays, and you can vet people easily before you even meet them.

Entertainment Purposes and Convenience

Instead of spending money or drinks and food, you can send someone a quick message via social media to catch up with them. TV subscription services such as Netflix and Hulu are the perfect tool to relax, and it’s becoming more popular for people to stay in and watch their favourite show rather than head out. So, if you feel confused by experts telling you the best way to unwind, then be safe in the knowledge that as long as you enjoy what you’re doing, you can switch off whilst you’re online too. 

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