Tips for reducing social media stress during the holidays
Make an effort not to check social media for designated amounts of time. Instead, use the time for some self-care or to connect in person with your support network.
Remember that things aren’t always as they seem.
Social media feeds are often far from reality. We don’t know what goes on beyond the camera, and it’s important to keep perspective when being an observer of other people’s lives. Remind yourself that what you’re seeing is curated, and the grass isn’t always greener.
Instead of comparing your life to others and wishing you were somewhere else for the holidays, take the opportunity to focus on yourself and what you are really thankful for.
We all know much of the content on social media is curated; however, it’s still easy to get sucked in. It’s important to remember that those photos on your social media feed are just that- moments. Even during the most challenging times, most people can get it together for a single moment.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed during the holiday season, don’t be afraid to seek help. Call Serene Health at 844-737-3638 or visit www.serenehealth.com to schedule an appointment. We offer a variety of behavioral health and mental health services and have appointments available seven days a week.