Social media has helped us stay connected to family and friends during this rigid pandemic. However, sometimes I have felt completely overwhelmed by constantly being exposed to tragic news, drama, death and economic problems. Being in the age of technology, we are taught that being in the “loop” and remaining connected to our social platforms is important to live a normal life, but I discovered that it’s impossible to achieve, especially if you want to maintain a healthy state of mind. Self-care isn’t just about taking a break from our kids or utilizing products that make us feel good, but it’s also being aware that your mental health matters. Social media can convince us that we aren’t living up to societal standards by not having a specific lifestyle or looking a certain way causing us to react negatively towards ourselves. Studies have shown that an unhealthy amount of time spent on social media can increase the risk of developing anxiety, depression and even suicidal ideation. There have been plenty of times where I disconnected completely from social media because I just needed the mental break. During this time, I reevaluated what was really important to me and how to better care for myself. I discovered building a better relationship with my family, meditating as well as being physically healthy is way more important than who said what on social media. Even if it’s just for a few hours, I encourage you to take a break from social media and go for a walk to clear your mind, listen to your favorite songs or do whatever it is that helps you relax and distress. Mental health is necessary in order to function and be the best boss mama you can be. Social media will always be there, but your sanity may not. It’s not mandatory to always be socially involved. Sometimes the best and most meaningful moments are spent not knowing about some spilled “tea.” Mama, go ahead and log off for a greater peace of mind.
Published by The Restless Boss Mom
Hi! My name is Naomi.I best describe myself as quirky and awkward with a good sense of humor sprinkled in. I am a self-proclaimed freelance writer. When I am not writing, I am reading, observing, learning and being a boss mom to two amazing little girls. Self-care is my motto and I enjoy discussing it on a regular basis. Follow me for mom moments, self-care tips and tricks or just to take a brief break from reality. View more posts