We don’t have to be physically close to a disaster to be impacted by it psychologically. Anxiety and even post-traumatic stress symptoms can result from secondary exposure to disturbing content. And nowadays, our social media feeds are full of it.
So is social media causing us even more harm? Can we navigate the good and the bad?
Taking breaks seems like a great idea, especially with so many anxiety-provoking events happening.
Yet, social media feeds curated right can also be a source of hope and belonging. Sharing awareness, witnessing good deeds, or even playing our part by sharing a meme that will put a smile on someone’s face, may help us create hope.
How do you feel scrolling your feeds lately? Is social media causing you more anxiety or giving you hope?