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Social Media Stressed?

Do You Feel Stressed or Anxious After Spending Time on Social Media?

In today’s digital age, social media has become an integral part of our lives. It allows us to stay connected with friends and family, share our experiences, and keep up with the latest news and trends. However, excessive use of social media can sometimes lead to stress and anxiety.

The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health
While social media can be a great tool for communication and information, it can also contribute to feelings of stress and anxiety. Seeing others’ highlight reels can lead to comparisons and feelings of inadequacy. The constant influx of news and information can be overwhelming and lead to information overload. Moreover, the addictive nature of social media can lead to excessive screen time, which can disrupt sleep patterns and contribute to feelings of anxiety.

Recognizing the Signs
It’s important to recognize the signs of social media-induced stress and anxiety. These can include:

  • Feeling anxious or stressed when you can’t check your social media accounts
  • Comparing yourself to others on social media and feeling inadequate
  • Spending more time on social media than with real-world friends or activities
  • Having trouble sleeping or concentrating due to excessive screen time
  • Tips for Managing Social Media Stress and Anxiety

Here are some tips to help manage social media-induced stress and anxiety:

  • Set Boundaries: Limit the amount of time you spend on social media each day. Use app timers or screen time management tools to keep track.
  • Digital Detox: Consider taking a break from social media from time to time. This can help reset your relationship with these platforms.
  • Mindful Consumption: Be mindful of the content you consume. Follow accounts that inspire and uplift you, and unfollow those that cause stress or anxiety.
  • Reach Out: If social media is causing significant stress or anxiety, don’t hesitate to reach out to a mental health professional. They can provide strategies and resources to help manage these feelings.

At Core Centre, we understand the impact of social media on mental health. Our team of professionals is here to support you. If you’re feeling stressed or anxious due to social media use, please reach out to us at