Ever thought about quitting Facebook? Sure, posting cat videos, staying in touch with old friends and occasionally keeping tabs on an ex’s life may make the idea of clicking that “deactivate” button seem crazy, but Facebook could be impeding your happiness.
A recent study found that deleting Facebook could lower stress levels by 55 percent. Researchers from the Happiness Research Institute (yes, it really does exist) divided 1,095 volunteers into two groups – one group continued their daily Facebook activity and the other was forced to go offline. After only a week, 88 percent of individuals in the group that went sans Facebook reported feeling less angry, more enthusiastic and experienced more enjoyment in life. They also noticed a rise in their social life. on the other hand, 55 percent of individuals who continued using Facebook normally were more likely to be stressed out.