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Self Care: The Importance of Social Media Distancing During Quarantine
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It is no doubt, the internet as well as social media has played a vital role in helping the continuation of daily living during the quarantine period. Not only has it served as an integral element in the communication of important Corona Virus updates but it has also helped us to not feel completely alone in all the chaos. Through fun and interactive apps such as Tik Tok, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, users have been able to stay entertained while also keeping in touch with family and friends. However, although this appears great on the surface it is also important to address the negative side of social media too. The side that contributes to stress, anxiety and depression.

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Before the pandemic, the idea of social media distancing was always a thing. To be able to detox from the fast paced environment of likes, comments, shares and stories can add a refreshing outlook on life that is more meaningful as it stems beyond the online world. With that, here are all the self care goals you will be able to achieve from social media distancing.

For starters, a social media detox will enable you to stop the comparison culture that more than often results in one feeling like a failure in life. Although many are aware that what they see on social media is not always true, if exposed to it for long enough, one will start to believe in all the false representations they see. As we all know, most people choose to showcase only the best parts of their lives. So in order to stop torturing your self esteem, a little down time away from the popular apps may prove helpful.

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Additionally by removing yourself from the social media scene, you automatically add yourself back onto the real world scene where you will be able to be more present. There’s nothing worse than not really being able to fully enjoy all those once in a lifetime moments that life gifts you all because of a little screen. Given all the lives that have been lost as a result of the Corona Virus, it is especially important that we take the time to appreciate life and all the people that are in it. And one good way to start would just to simply be present.

And lastly, for those who love to lurk and live in the past, social media distancing will help propel and bring you back to your present. Although nostalgia and reflecting back on those great moments in life feels good, sometimes, it can paralyze and keep one back from living their best life and creating more of those great moments in their present. So instead, stop looking back and start looking ahead by just taking a step back from those sometimes addictive social media apps.

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