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The Social Dilemma

                                              “The Social Dilemma”

With social media what feels like overtaking our life these days it’s all too easy to go down the rabbit hole and begin looking at everyone’s lives and begin comparing our life with theirs. If you begin to feel frustrated, envious, or disappointed about your life, it’s important to put the brakes on or you can go head first over a cliff. Don’t look at other people’s feeds and think theirs is all rainbows and unicorns. We need to be aware that the highlight reels of others lives are mostly just that, not their real life that happens from day to day. Life is just not as pretty as it always seems on social media instead; use it as the wonderful platform it is where you can connect with loved ones, friends, blasts from the past and new people if you choose to.

I enjoy social media as much as you might but I’m also very aware of its negatives. I do my best to stay vigilant against what I call, “comparsionitis”, because studies show too much social media is not good for our mental health and influences the way we perceive this wonderful gift called life. It’s not about comparing our lives to others, but instead be inspired by others, even gaining some fun ideas about how to express our life more fully. Find balance with your social media use and utilize all the good things about it such as staying in touch with family, friends, promote business, community happenings and so on. The average person spends approximately two hours a day on social media. Over a year that’s 728 hours (30.3 days/1 month). I keep my use to about 30mins a day then my alarm goes off so I don’t waste more time. This formula works wonders for me and maybe it would for you too? Evaluate your usage and set some boundaries for yourself and then enjoy it for the wonderful addition it can be.

God bless



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