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  • Samiha Singh

Social-Media: Blessing or Curse?

Updated: Apr 27, 2020

If you're anything like me, quarantine has only increased your consumption of Social Media. And honestly, it's pretty hard to resist mindlessly scrolling through Instagram or swiping through Snapchat stories. While it's a habit for most of us, I'd like to encourage you to be mindful of your usage of social media during this lockdown. Right now, it's so so easy to get sucked into this world, but as may already know, it does affect your mental health. With everyone staying at home, suddenly, productivity is trending and people's Instagrams are just appearing picture perfect.

However, I'd like to stress that it's okay not to be productive, to have the perfect quarantine routine, to exercise multiple times daily and go for long runs, to not make the perfect study notes for your online classes. It's okay to not be okay. It's okay to struggle at this time. Most of us are not used to working from home and having all this free time (gained from not commuting etc.). And so, of course, the transition will be hard and a lot of the times, Instagram, especially, can convince you that you are the ONLY one being unable to cope when that is not true at all. It just distorts reality and tricks you into thinking that you're not succeeding or failing. With this in mind, I'd like to propose a challenge.

Challenge: Go off social media for 24 hours.

Please let us know how you felt after doing that challenge in the comments !!

#SelfcareSaturday #Challenge

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