addictionIn this age of technology and social media, it might come off as a shock that happiness may be inversely proportional to social media. Apparently, a study revealed that the excessive use of Facebook may keep you off from being happy.

This study, conducted by the Happiness Research Institute (HRI), showed that people who skipped social media for a week or so felt happier than the ones constantly using it. The research took over 1000 people to test this theory and divided them into two groups, one not using FB and the other using it. The end result was obvious; the ones not using it were happier and started appreciating their lives more.

When asked why the research was conducted only for Facebook, the chief executive of HRI said that it is the social media used by almost all age groups. The study also confirmed that lesser use of social media results in increased concentration.