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Scrolling through our problems

I'm addicted to scrolling.

This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone with a smartphone.

Whether it's filtered photos on Instagram or quippy tweets on Twitter, I'm constantly scrolling.

Sometimes, I don't even know I'm doing it until someone else clears their throat or points out how rude I'm being.

I obviously don't mean any harm. It's not that I find the conversation boring - I'm just hooked to the variable reward of what I might find.

Here's some tough love: we won't ever find what we're looking for while scrolling.

For me, this doesn't sink in until a quick bathroom break turns into 20 minutes of wasted time and a numb butt.

When we mindlessly scroll through social feeds, we're ignoring our real problems. We're avoiding the uncertainty, self-doubt, and good 'ol fashioned hard work that comes with real life.

Unfortunately, I don't have an answer seeing as I still struggle with this.

I guess the first step is admitting you have a problem...