Who would have thought that Facebook, and other social media sites would actually help to relieve stress? Many would think that because of social media’s fast pace, and ability to be distracting that it would have a negative influence on society.
A study lead by Keith Hampton, an associate professor of communications at Rutgers University proved just the opposite. He discusses that in the workplace, when employees have multiple projects and assignments to do, checking their social media notifications every now and again can help them regain focus, composure, and allow them to get their work done in a less anxious manner.
This does not mean to resort to distractions as a way to relieve stress, and create a social media addiction, but, if workplaces allow a bring your own device policy, or stop blocking social media sites, it is possible that their employees may feel more refreshed and less anxious when working on their tasks.