7 Habits That Can Make Your Anxiety Worse Without Realizing It

4. Spending Too Much Time On Social Media

“If you spend your life 24/7 on technology at work and at home, this actually causes anxiety,” says Martinez. One study from the Pew Research Center found that the use of social media, particularly Facebook, increases anxiety and stress in people. Other research from the Australian Psychological Society found that 50 percent of teens experience elevated levels of anxiety from FOMO, or fear of missing out.

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