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Reasons Why You Need A Social Media Detox

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In the new world, Social Media has become an integral part of our daily lives.

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and other social media platforms have billions of users, everyone sharing and receiving information. If you barely go out, don’t keep friends or you are stuck at home, social media may become your only companion.

However, these platforms can also become a vortex that sucks you in deeper with each passing day. Studies from multiple credible sources have shown that social media is a major contributor to anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, and general mental health deterioration.Negative effects of social media on Gen Z girls — Women to Watch: Tech Watch | Pathways Consulting GroupIf you live in Nigeria especially, your mental health must have taken a dip following the recent events in the country.
#EndSARS protests, the killing of protesters in Lekki Toll Gate, and consequent meltdown in the country has caused many to experience dark days.

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Lekkki toll gate shooting, October 20th, 2020 when military officials opened fire on peaceful protesters


Mentally Aware Nigeria is currently running free therapy and mental help checks for people who need so kindly reach out to them.

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However, some information may be wearing holes in your already shaky mental health. This is why you must reflect on your usage of social apps and effect cutbacks, especially this period.


“Reflect on your habits and evaluate how social media makes you feel and how it impacts your life,” says Catherine Price, author of How to Break up With Your Phone and founder of Screen/Life Balance. “Is it negatively impacting your mental wellness? How about your productivity and creativity?”

If your answer to these questions is yes, then you’re due for a social media detox.

You can start by uninstalling these social apps. You can also identify the ones you use the most and the one that is most triggering and uninstall it or cut back dramatically on your usage.


Spend more time doing things that relax you. You can also try meditation as it’s a highly recommended way of easing stress and anxiety.


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