We’re a few months into 2021, and the reality is, everyone needs a break from the constant scroll, the comments, and interactions on social media. Burnout is undeniable, and your mental health matters – therefore, self-care is important when navigating the stressful parts of social media.
“Negative comments can sting. However, it is a choice to allow those comments to impact my self-esteem and overall mental health,” says Minaa B., therapist, wellness coach, and educator. “I take social media breaks often either for self-care purposes or to use that time to strictly develop more content. When it becomes too much, I simply delete the app so that I am not enticed to log in.”
Liz Beecroft licensed clinical social worker and founder of Mentl Sesh, echos Minaa’s sentiment. “Self-care and wellness practices can look very different for each person,” says Liz. “The biggest thing that’s important is finding what works for you and sticking to it.”
Here, we chat with most Minaa and Liz about their self-care tips for creating healthy boundaries when it comes to social media.