It is the social media craze. Facebook has allowed us to find friends, jobs, family and stay connected more vastly and readily, and it has also gotten in the way of our lives. People spend HOURS on Facebook and are posting their whereabouts at all times, for some people it has become an addiction. Not many people like that word but it is happening to people, families, and relationships all over the country (and the world I am sure). Is it happening to you? I am not talking about the initial excitement of finding friends and people; I am talking about a daily focus of worrying about what you are missing by not checking Facebook. If you are having a relationship with Facebook and would like to find more balance it will take practice, and it will not be easy. Limit yourself to no more than 2 hours a day checking Facebook (obviously emergencies that are being updated are a whole different story); do you notice that Facebook is impacting your relationships or ability to perform your job? If so, take a look at what Facebook is providing that you are not getting from your relationship. Are you checking your Facebook in secret? This blog post is really about getting you to think about and be aware of your Facebook behavior. If you think it may be leading to the possibility of impacting family, relationships and job, it may be best to schedule an appointment with a Orlando therapist before it gets too overwhelming.
Orlando Counselor Lisa Beilman practices No Judgement Counseling and specializes in Facebook counseling, stress management, family counseling, couples counseling, career counseling, conflict resolution and elder counseling.