Anxiety And Social Media Analysis

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Perhaps the thing that surprised me most at the end, was how little I missed social media, at least once the first few days were out of the way. I expected to have a large void left by social media, but what I didn’t expect was that it would be so easy to fill this time with more productive activities (at least in my own judgment). I played piano more, I learned some new tricks on my skateboard, and I got better at sketching, but most important of all, I learned that there are many, often better, alternatives to filling time than social media. In reflecting on my previous habits, I found that most often I (ineffectively) used social media to cope with boredom. Once I found new vices to turn to, I experienced less boredom and much more fulfillment. …show more content…
To an increasing degree in the last year or so, I’ve dealt with some moderate anxiety related to self-esteem issues. When I mentioned the challenge to my therapist, she was thrilled and went on to say that she often wishes that more of her patients would try such a thing. The impact of social media on my anxiety is now undeniable. I began to focus more on myself and those immediately around me, and improvement soon followed. I found it much easier to put emphasis on the present situation, instead of worrying about what everyone else was doing that day. Simply realizing that social media is a catalyst for my anxiety has been an enormous help, and I expect the improvements to be

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