Social Media And Your Mental Health

May 19, 2022

Take a pause from scrolling and consider how your social media consumption is making you feel. It’s so easy to mindlessly scroll and consume content from our screens, that we don’t always think about what it’s doing to our mental health. Taking some time to evaluate our digital use every once in a while can help. Limiting our screen time or muting/unfollowing accounts that don’t make us feel our best can also go a long way.

Do The Posts You See Make You Unhappy? 

It’s no secret that social media can be a double-edged sword. It can be a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, but it could also be affecting your mental health.
Social media can affect mental health negatively if people are constantly exposed to negative posts. Several people have stopped using it altogether or at least limited the amount of time they spend on it because they don’t want to be negatively affected by these posts.
Social media affects our mental health in several ways, including FOMO (fear of missing out) and comparing ourselves to others.

Does Social Media Make You Feel Like You Should Be Someone You Are Not?

Social media is an important part of our culture today. It connects people, shows the world what is going on, and helps with marketing. But it also has its downsides, such as feeling like you are not good enough.
Social media contributes to social comparison, in which we believe others’ lives are better than ours. If your feeds are full of accounts of people who seem like they have everything together and make you feel like you need to change in order to be accepted by society, it may be time to take a step back.

Do You Compare Yourself To Others?

Everyone compares themselves to others sometimes. But we should not let the comparison get in the way of our happiness.
As individuals, we are all unique and different, so it’s important not to compare ourselves to others and start embracing what makes us unique.
Social media often makes us compare ourselves to others. Comparing where we are in life to their pictures, posts, and statuses, we compare where we are in life. We see what they have achieved, what they have bought and everything they’ve got. But is it healthy?
Yes, it is healthy to compare yourself to others if it’s done in a positive way. If you’re comparing yourself with someone who has achieved something that you want then it can be motivating and inspiring for you. However, if it is impacting your self esteem, it may be time to take a step back from these accounts.


Social media is not the only factor that may affect your mental health. It’s important to have open dialogues with your friends and loved ones about their feelings on social media and how it affects them.
In order to make sure you’re using social media in a healthy manner, try to limit the time you spend on it (especially if you use it for work) and take a break from it every now and then.

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