“People on social media constantly compare themselves to others and that can really affect their self-esteem and confidence in their appearance. Additionally, “Social media sets really unrealistic standards and expectations for your body and how you live your life.”
I am on Instagram, but it is making me feel really self conscious.
I can't stop looking at it!
Hey, what are you looking at? You seem sad.
“Social media is designed to make us want to come back, so all of us have a feeling that when we're not using it, we want to go back and use it, and it's hard to put down.”
I have tried that, but I always get sucked back in.
I totally understand that, but sometimes it’s important to take a step back and reflect. Is it a certain account that makes you feel bad? You can always unfollow them.
Well, I guess that sounds like it could be fun...
How am I supposed to Snapchat people?!
We should go on an adventure and not pay attention to our phones!
Maybe I should Snapchat this...
“Instagram especially, you only see people’s best sides. What people want you to know about themselves are the best versions of their lives. On social media, I mostly compare my looks to others or how much more fun their lives look compared to mine.”
Thank you for helping me learn to pace myself when using social media. Taking a step back helped me realize how important my time offline is!
I'm so glad I could help, I know it can be hard to pull away from your phone. It's important to be able to take breaks from social media when you notice it makes you feel bad.