As we know — social media is not real; it’s a curated edition of our individual lives. And yet it pulls at the DNA string of need for external validation and comparisons. For all the wonders that social media can bring, overwhelmingly, it can detrimentally affect our mental health.
One strategy to help overcome anxiety, low self-esteem, poor sleep, inattention and hyperactivity is to reduce the amount of the time spent on social media.
I decided to go for the extreme complete abstinence, which is severe and will leave you very few connections because social media has become the preferred communication touch-point for some many people. That said, my wellbeing is much better for it.
For most people, social media is here to stay, and perhaps the best approach is to set up screentime limit on all devices, reducing social media use to 30 minutes a day. Why not try it for a month then review how you feel about life.