Hello everyone, so I just discovered Tiktok and I don’t know what is happening to me right now it is like I can’t stop watching. I spend hours at a time it feels so relaxing and good when I’m hyper-focused on all these fun little videos and suddenly I noticed that I spent several hours without even noticing. the thing is I never liked social media and I don’t even have any social media accounts, but when I downloaded Tiktok yesterday just to see what is the hype my day was over.
I’ve spent the whole day going through various entertaining videos of what I must admit some very creative people, and when I tried to sleep, I just couldn’t fall asleep as the videos kept running through my mind and I craved more, I’m ashamed to admit that I got out of bed and spent more hours watching even more videos. it is like my brain finally found the stimuli it craved for so long and it was hooked! I feel like my easily getting bored and spacing out problems were made worse by my new discovery, of course, it was kinda beneficial to occupy myself when I have to wait for long periods of time like yesterday after I downloaded the app I had a therapy appointment and I had to wait for an hour because of a schedule mix up, usually, this felt like hell to me, but I just fired up the app and the waiting time just flew by.
What is happening right now, I’m seriously considering deleting the app and suffering through the withdrawal symptoms till I get it out of my system even with some of the benefits that it might bring. any advice you guys, is this a common issue for ADHD brains.