The ugly truth about Social Media & Wellbeing
Social media has become an integral part of our lives, connecting us with friends, family, and the world in a way that was unimaginable just a few decades ago. But while social media has its benefits, it also has its downsides. Here are a few of the ways in which social media can be harmful to our emotional wellbeing:
The risk and potential harm amplifies when we consider how our children are using social media. How aware are you of all of the social media channels young people use? And how they are using it? Facebook is not even on their agenda a they live their lives on Insta Messenger, Snapchat, TickTock and BeReal. Photos get sent, of everything, and talk is blunt, to the point and quite literally in another language. Social media is eroding the natural social skills of our kids, skills they will need through both their professional and personal lives.
Overall, it is important to be aware of the downsides of social media and to use it in a healthy and balanced way. This may involve setting limits on your use of social media, being mindful of the content you consume and share, and being aware of the potential risks to your privacy and mental health. By being aware of these potential downsides and taking steps to protect yourself and your family, you can enjoy the benefits of social media without falling victim to its negative effects.
If you need therapeutic support in changing your relationship with social media, please get in touch. Hypnotherapy is a wonderful therapy approach to help you change behaviours.