Our Mind/Body Practitioner, Michelle Bexiga shares her thoughts on taking ownership of our thought time…

You cannot sit back and wait to be happy and healthy and have a great thought life; you have to make the choice to make this happen. You have to choose to get rid of the toxic and get back in alignment with your core ethics and values. 
You can be overwhelmed by every small setback in life, or you can be energized by the possibilities they bring.
Are you a social media addict? This is a very real problem—so much so that researchers from Norway developed a new instrument to measure Facebook addiction called the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale.
Social media has become as ubiquitous as television in our everyday lives, and this research shows that multitasking social media can be as addictive as drugs, alcohol, and chemical substance abuse.  
A large number of friends on social media networks may appear impressive, but according to a new report, the more social circles a person is linked to, the more likely the social media will be a source of stress.  
It can also have a detrimental effect on consumer well-being because milkshake-multitasking interferes with clear thinking and decision-making, which lowers self-control and leads to rash, impulsive buying and poor eating decisions. 
Greater social media use is associated with a higher body mass index, increased binge eating, a lower credit score, and higher levels of credit card debt for consumers with many close friends in their social network—all caused by a lack of self-control.
The thought life spoken of in the introduction motivates decisions around social media participation. Make the choice. 
Take ownership of your time spent engaging in the online version of yourself to the private core ethics and values that identify the true you. 

Michelle Bexiga

About Michelle: http://www.drkathleen.co.nz/team/michelle/