Think for a second to what your life was to prior to social websites. Do you even remember? The images we took at sleep-away camp looked very different than the selfies some teens are publishing now. While some aspects of social media can be great, there is apparently a catch for keeping up with programs such as Facebook and Instagram — and to some, it’s coming at the cost of our emotional wellness. Listed below are 6 signs social media is making you feel bad, and acknowledged by experts who study the subject.
For some folks, social media is employed as an instrument to promote business or to keep in touch with friends and family who don’t live close by. As for me, I’ve loved staying connected with friends who live half way around the world. I have seen their children grow up, I’m ready to video chat with them, our children can observe one another and know the other tools through video or messenger, all due to social networking. I have been able to build an online community, which has really increased my income, simply because of social networking.
It is an amazing instrument , if you are using it properly. I checked in with Dr. Taryn Myers, a psychologist who studies the effects oif media including social networking — on things like body image disturbance, as well as internet safety advocate and author of the publication Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate, Sue Scheff, along with women’s empowerment trainer, mindfulness pro and yoga instructor Elizabeth Su.
Some mom’s were also polled to find out exactly what their most significant worries are… and their responses were all too predictable…Social Media!!
Here are the Seven Signs Social Media impacts your Self-Esteem,
- Comparison is Killing your happiness:
- Getting Sucked into the Drama
- Mom Guilt
- You get annoyed every time you log on
- Does it kill your Relationships
- You feel increasingly isolated
1. So many of us can get sucked into comparing our lives to others that we see on social media.
2. Before you buy into that next drama-filled news story, apply your critical thinking skills and determine if what you’re buying into is in fact, fake news from unscrupulous websites.
3. Some mom’s say that social media actually triggers their mom guilt because other moms are seemingly doing “more” and make it look effortless.
4. Another clue that social media may be impacting your mood and emotional well being is if you’re constantly irritated, annoyed or feel angry, anxious or upset when you log on.
5. Things like politics and religion are usually not topics that should be brought up at the dinner table — and for good reason. So, maybe these sensitive subjects about relationships should also be kept off social media.
6. While there are many positives to staying connected through social media, there’s also something isolating about having so many digital connections, especially if your real-life connections are lacking.