Signs Social Media Is Impacting Your Mental Health

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You give your power away

The moment we let others dictate how we feel about ourselves, we embark on a surefire path to misery. It’s a lifelong job to prevent that from happening, but social media makes it even more difficult to do. When social media impacts one’s mental health, you constantly compare your life to the lives of others. “There is a significant amount of influence on the way they view themselves — internally and externally,” says Hussain. “Their self-image and self-value decreases as they don’t feel like they ‘look good’ compared to another person. And they may feel intimidated by others, even those they may not even know. They also may tend to body-shame and not feel pretty enough.”

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