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Social Media Depression

I have always been a huge fan of Facebook. I have had a Facebook now for over 15 years. A couple of years ago when my anxiety started amping up I began noticing how I was comparing my life to everyone else’s life and my life just wasn’t stacking up and it would in turn make me depressed.

I decided I would give social media a break and deactivate my account for a while. I think I made it 2 months and re-engaged. I told myself I would take one day off a week from social media and I think I only did that for one week. Then, I said I wouldn’t look at my phone for the first hour I was awake and once again I failed.

I finally made a decision that I could still enjoy social media while not comparing myself to other people. I had to work really hard and to tell myself endless positive words of encouragement and to simply be happy for other people’s wins instead of being jealous. I started practicing a lot of gratitude and I was for the first time in a long time grateful for the life I was living. I was not where I wanted to be but I was where I needed to be at that moment.

My advice to you is if you don’t feel like you could take a break from social media, try working on yourself and remember you give your thoughts meaning and you can decide the meaning.

Thanks for reading,

Heather

By The Anxiety Diva

I've had anxiety for as long as I could remember and my number one goal is to help people through their anxiety challenges by telling my story.

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