7 Warning Signs That You're Addicted To Snapchat
Start writing a post

7 Warning Signs That You're Addicted To Snapchat

Be on the lookout for these signs

7 Warning Signs That You're Addicted To Snapchat
google images

Ever since the rise of the popular app, I’ve been obsessed with Snapchat. It has consumed almost every aspect of my life (you think I’m kidding) from my meals to my social life. I’ve been a fan of SC through it all--we go way back. When it comes down to it, unless I’m sleeping, I’m probably doing something snapchat-able. I didn’t realize the severity of my SC use until I recently realized a pattern in my behaviors. This led me to google the sentence: “Am I addicted to Snapchat?” and it wasn’t even a little bit shocking how relatable the results were.

1. It’s the first thing you check in the morning (or at any point of the day)

A normal morning routine for a college student would probably be to wake up & eat some breakfast. Maybe go to class if they’re feeling extra motivated that day. Me? My routine is a little bit different. Sometimes I set an alarm earlier than necessary just to give myself some extra time to dive into snapchat culture before getting out of bed. I’m immediately drawn to the excitement of watching other people’s Stories, even if they are just all photos of the dusting of snow from the night before.

2. You keep up with the lives of various people/celebrities

My biggest weakness when it comes to snapchat is living vicariously through celebrities who have made their Snapchat account public. That’s right, I’m an avid follower of DJ Khaled. I even keep up with the scripted and staged lives of John Mayer and some YouTube stars. I can’t help it.

3. The frustration is real when someone doesn’t snap you back

I get almost angry when someone doesn’t snapchat me back within 2 minutes. Don’t even get me started on when they open it but don’t reply at all. It’s honestly just common courtesy.

4. Streaks are your life

My life goal is to keep all of my streaks for as long as possible. Forget about a career or even getting my degree. If I can keep all of my streaks without once seeing that little hourglass of doom then it’s been a good life.

5. Did you really go somewhere if you didn’t use a geotag?

Not in my book. I always make sure to include a geotag in my Snaps wherever I travel.

6. Snap stories take serious strategic planning

I’m always on the lookout for snap-story material throughout my day.

7. You keep up with all the updates

Because we don’t need a repeat of the removal of the “view best friends” option, do we?

My SC addiction is definitely an issue-- I’m aware of this. All of my friends are aware of it, my parents are aware of it and I’m pretty sure the guy that sits behind me in my lecture class is aware of it. But am I going to do anything about it? Probably not. Snapchat isn’t an app or even just a hobby; at this point, it’s a lifestyle.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Robert Bye on Unsplash

I live by New York City and I am so excited for all of the summer adventures.

Keep Reading... Show less

The invention of photography

The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.


The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers


Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series


Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?


Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments