Let me start by asking you one simple question. How much time do you spend on Facebook each day?
To be honest, the actual amount of time doesn't really matter to me. I just wanted you to think about how much time you're spending on Facebook and whether you believe it's an appropriate amount of time and a good use of your time.
A key contributor to the development of treatments for SAD, David Clark, highlights four key mediating factors:
1) increase in self-focused attention, which reduces processing of external factors, such as other people and their reactions;
2) extensive use of safety seeking behaviours, which are intended to prevent feared catastrophes,
You are not your mind, and you are most definitely not your thoughts. However, your mind is a part of you, a tool for you to utilize as and when you need. It is important that you look after it, and ensure that you are in charge of it, and that it is not in charge of you. You may feel as if you’ve walked into a science fiction novel here. How can my mind be in control of me? Isn’t my mind just part of me?