12 hours ago
From a research standpoint, it’s hard to say what social media does for our mental health. A recent study showed that appropriate, thoughtful use of social media can help us feel more connected and gain more support. Other recent studies say that when teens use social media more than an hour a day, it can increase feelings of depression. Social media obsession IS DEFINITELY A THING, and I know from my own experience, social media exposure can lead to lots of feelings: happiness, laughter, connection, envy, frustration, and even feelings of unworthiness.
I challenge each and every one of you to spend a moment today to unfollow someone who makes you feel less than. Who don’t NEED to follow that influencer who encourages us to take Fit Teas or that person from high school who posts about their perfect life.
We’re allowed to say goodbye!
Try it- see how just one “unfollow” can increase our sense of wellbeing.
Want to take the next step?
👩💻Reach out via the link in bio to schedule an appointment for therapy or coaching with me, @ellenlandismft , or @manifestcounseling
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🧠 This post is not meant to represent medical or psychological help. Instagram is not a replacement for mental health therapy.