Social media can be a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. However, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. A common concern researchers have expressed is that social media can make you less happy, as you may constantly be comparing yourself to others. The best defense is to not spend too much time on social media. If you have trouble peeling yourself away, set up a timer to limit how long you spend scrolling. Many free apps can accomplish this.