Social Media – Mummy’s new little helper, could you be addicted?

Social Media, Mummy’s new little helper could you be addicted?

The first thing that I do when I wake up each morning is reach for my phone. Am I a high-powered stock broker who needs to check the latest share prices? Or a reporter who needs to leap on to the top story of the day? No. I’m a stay-at-home mum who needs to feed her Facebook addiction.

A quick morning check of what everyone’s been up to on Facebook since I last looked the previous night is most definitely a habit I’m finding hard to break. In fact, it’s such a part of my daily routine now that I do it without even thinking. I did try that ‘no phones in the bedroom’ rule once, but I ended up not being able to sleep without it beside me – which I’m sure is the opposite of the aim of the exercise. I told myself that my inability to relax without it was because I might need to call someone if the house got broken into in the middle of the night; I was protecting my children by having my phone there on the bedside table. But we all know that the real truth is that I’m a mum who is a social media addict.

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