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TIPS TO COPE WITH SOCIAL MEDIA DISTRACTION AND COMPARISONSocial media is often used as a distraction to take our minds off of our present life. It is used to keep up with current trends, and to stay in touch with friends and family.

We sometimes fall victim to comparing our lives with the lives of our peers on social media. When you begin to see everyone as competition, it generates negativity towards yourself, leading to a loss of self-confidence.

Constantly comparing yourself to others can be draining. It creates a toxic relationship with using social media.

A slight change in the way you react to the things you see online can drastically change your attitude towards social media and also yourself.

A few things to consider when using social media are:
● You are mostly seeing the best moments of another person’s life.
● Just because you are not where others may be doesn’t mean your life is worse or bad.
● It is easier to feel happy for someone else than it is to feel bad about yourself.
● You are a different person from the one on the screen and you are living a different life,

Struggling with negative thoughts can be very difficult to deal with alone. Seeking help from a professional is one of the best ways to help yourself overcome these tiresome patterns and make new mindful routines. In order to gain control of how you’re feeling and what’s causing you to constantly feel so down, oftentimes you need to take a step back and reevaluate the pattern you’ve created within each day.

Speaking with a professional can help you to assess and adjust your daily routine if needed. Thus creating a more stable and positive relationship with social media. If ever feeling like you are in need of assistance navigating life with social media. Seek help from a licensed professional who can talk through these issues with you.

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