Quitting social media has a positive effect on your brain
“Social media are generally visual stimuli,” says neurologist Frank Fischer of Adrz Hospital in Zeeland. “Unlike the physical stimuli you get when you touch each other, for example, visual stimuli put a lot of stress on your brain. They contain a lot of information.” Research shows that one week of turning off social media can actually lead to…
However, it is difficult to stop due to the addictive impact of social media. “With everything you get, your brain releases drops of dopamine. This gives a pleasant experience and we always want more of that,” Fisher says.
So stopping is more difficult than expected. You get real withdrawal symptoms just like alcohol or drug addiction. Once you stop, you will immediately reap the benefits. “Your inner vigor will wane and the storm will pass in your head, from overstimulation. Your brain really needs that now and then.”