Eight Tips For Dealing With Social Media Stress
When social networks first gained popularity – back in the days of AOL chat rooms – it was exciting, fun, and a generally positive experience. For LGBT people like us, it existed as an outlet where we could be ourselves without fear of discovery and ridicule from the outside world. But as time has trudged on, social media has evolved into a dark and depressing vortex of negativity – mostly attributed to our outrageous political climate – which, if you’re not careful, can suck the life right out of you.
It’s hard to quit social media altogether – I’ve tried myself and failed – but if you’re experiencing a sense of sadness and despair as a result of your time spent on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms, it may be time to reevaluate your priorities and implement ways you can make the experience and your overall life better. Here are eight ways how.