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Social Media Demons that impact your mental health
Ever found yourself feeling stressed and anxious?
It may be that you have a paper to write or project to complete and you are procrastinating. Maybe you have been feeling a bit out of sorts or not quite yourself and then you find yourself spending lots of your time reaching for your phone.
Be aware of the Social Media demons and how attached and drawn into your phone they take you.
This can add anxiety to your day or night, especially if you are reading or watching videos that stimulate or trigger reactions. Anything from anger, despair, or sadness.
Your eyes, neck and thumbs will thank you as they get to take a break, but it is also that you can distract yourself with other activities. New Hobbies? New friendships? New Relationships?
Being on your phone sometimes could mean that you miss out of that connection with people, that face to face interaction which is important for your wellbeing.
Social media can also make us feel worse if we start comparing ourselves to what we see others are doing or what other looks like, so it is good to take a break and focus on all your unique qualities. This is where a gratitude practice can be useful to distract yourself and focus on the good that is in your life.
So step away from the phone, put it down and go for a walk, smell the flowers, appreciate the cool air and just be present. Your mind and body will thank you for it.
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