Not So "Social" Media
With all the different Social Media apps and websites it can be all too easy to lose yourself along the way. In focusing on your on-line life with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and all the other popular apps, it is way to easy to let in all the toxic things that are out there. The sports rivalries, popularity contests, selfies, the political fighting, the news itself...all things that can be very damaging to your mental health. We find ourselves immersed in other peoples drama and lives and often times get dragged into it. We have to check our feed constantly. Whats going on? Who said this? Has anything happened in the last ten minutes? Then we realize we have become hooked.
That is why I have taken a break from Social Media. I have deactivated all my accounts and put them on pause. I may return to them in some form some day, but for now I need to focus on me and my own health, and that is perfectly ok. If you are in that place, that mindset of having to be online constantly, of being negatively affected by your Social Media life, here is a reminder, maybe even an encouragement to unplug. put up an away message or temporarily shut down your Social Media (most of them have a "temporary deactivate" feature that lets you have a 30 day or more break if you need it, without losing your account) and focus on yourself and your own mental health for a while. Heal your own mind and worry less about the drama unfolding online. Trust me, it helps more than you realize, because, as I have found, you are probably more hooked into your online life than you realize. #MentalHealth #Addiction #selfcare #toxicity #MightyTogether #savethefalling