Let’s face it. We all had a moment where we went on Instagram and we saw this gorgeous story of an acquaintance we knew from our old school.
She looks amazing. With all of that makeup and fashionable clothes.
Then we put the phone away. And start thinking why don’t we have that glamour in our lives, especially during a global pandemic!?
We are sat in our PJs, in our comfy cozy living room watching Netflix. We don’t even know what time is it.
We probably haven’t washed our hair in 3 days. And we still don’t want to.
So why do we need social media breaks?
Whenever I get a low mood or as I like to call breakdown- where my brain likes to say ”Oh we are not working today, please come again later in hmmm.. 5 days.” I go on Instagram. I see friends and people ”living their best life” meanwhile I’m struggling to be human that day.
I’ve tried to give myself breaks. Because I know that if I continue on watching stories, scrolling till I immediately open my shopping app and shop for clothes that aren’t even my style. It took me a long time but I needed to do this for my mental health.
Whenever I feel down, I just don’t go on social media. I write in my journal. I write because there is stuff that I can’t say out loud. It’d be odd to scream from my window. But if you can you can scream into your pillow. I heard that it helps.
Then I’ve started to take more social media breaks. I’m like ” You are upset, don’t go on Instagram” today and it really HELPS.
I just go out on a walk. Try mindful walking. Try to take deep breathes. I meditate. Especially self-compassion-based meditations help if you feel like you’re the only one who is suffering. It passes.
I know at first it feels like it’s you against the world or world against you, but trust me the feeling passes.
This blog post is a very raw one. I’ve just poured everything on here. I’d be glad if this has helped some of you.
I know that it’s cliche as it sounds but you are not alone. You really are not and this is the proof.
Remember that you are your own best friend.
You are your own support.
Until the next time,