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,