How to beat your social media addiction, according to a therapist
Love it or hate it, social media apps such as Instagram have profoundly changed the way we think, communicate and socialize as a society. Instagram is even beginning to change features ( ) in response to studies linking social media usage to increased rates of mental health issues like and . Given that experts, researchers and other pros are voicing concerns on how our social-media obsessed society can more cause harm than we may have guessed, you may be wondering if it’s affecting your own mental health.and
Now that more people are talking about the negative effects of using social media too much, it’s common to see friends on Instagram announce they’re doing a “detox” or taking a break from the apps for a period of time. But is quitting social media (even for a few days) a good idea and can it really help you in the long term?
According to Dr. Logan Jones, psychologist and founder of NYC Therapy + Wellness, it depends. While taking a break from social media can be helpful in some cases, according to Jones, there’s a lot more to be said surrounding why you’re taking a break in the first place.
Keep reading to find out why taking a break from social media is not enough to change your health, and how to make your social media use better for your mental health…….read more