“It Changed My Life”, Says Selena Gomez After Quitting Social Media 4 Years Ago

Fast of Daniel, Mental health,

It Changed My Life
Can you imagine going four years without accessing your social media? That’s what singer Selena Gomez did – and continues to do today. “It changed my life completely”, said Selena on the program “Good Morning America”.

Why this is important:
After becoming the most followed celebrity on Instagram in 2016, the singer – who had 300 million followers – decided to step away permanently from the internet for the sake of her mental health.

“I am happier and more connected to people. I understand how powerful the internet is and, in many ways, it has done the best things for the world. But for me, I get the news that is really important through the people that are a part of my life”, said Selena.

What we should analyse:
As the singer said, social media and the internet can be beneficial in many ways, but their excessive use can be harmful. Social media was designed exactly to cause dependence, so its continuous use makes people waste time, lose opportunities and distance themselves from the things that really matter in life.

When someone receives a like, their brain releases dopamine, which generates satisfaction and excitement. However, studies suggest that these feelings are brief and this may cause addiction, as it leads people to always seek more likes and interactions.

What to do:
Next week we will start the Fast of Daniel in all Universal Churches. The main focus of this purpose of faith that will take place from 11 April to 1 May 2022 is to help people disconnect from the world to fully connect with God.

In order to achieve this, it is necessary to give up all distractions, such as entertainment, secular music and news. Don’t miss this opportunity.

Sources: https://www.theguardian.com/global/2021/aug/22/how-digital-media-turned-us-all-into-dopamine-addicts-and-what-we-can-do-to-break-the-cycle

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