So for the last few days I’ve been on a break from social media, scaling way back on screen time.
Because, honestly, it’s not worth my mental health, and a lot of the times it triggers me.
If you are aware of the show Intervention, on A & E, you’ll know that they are coming out with an new program that talks about how BAD social media is, and how it’s ruining friends, families, and people’s overall mental well being.
This is a long time coming….I have seen people completely replace one addiction with another, and because that new ”addiction” isn’t a pill, or a drink, they don’t realize that it’s STILL hurting them.
In my opinion, and from my own experiences, a person has to get to the root of the REASON why they turn to a substance, or in this case, social media, to make them feel better. Until and unless we find the root of the reason WHY we are trying to ”feel better”, we will continue to fall into addictive behaviors.
Find out why you are trying to get that dopamine fix… and then learn how to be happy with just ”being”.
Be in the moment, stick your bare feet in the dirt, pet a dog, take a walk in nature and listen to the sounds of the forest, or land.
Step back, because in the world we live in now, I’m not sure how much time we have left to just appreciate… THIS.