While it can be fun keeping up with friends, family and the Kardashians (jk), it can also cause a lot of undue stress. A Pew Study found a correlation between social media time and stress. Psychological Stress and Social Media Use discusses the pressure to post, comment and like statuses and pictures.
These technologies are said to takeover people’s lives, creating time and social pressures that put people at risk for the negative physical and psychological health effects that can result from stress.
There is also a toll on one’s psyche being aware of other people’s stressful life events. So unplug and take the stress off for a day.
Instead of being irritated or jealous by someone who is bragging, be flattered they are trying so hard to impress you.
A person must feel they have something to prove to another or want to gain their approval when bragging.
People who are content and happy with their own lives feel no need to try and make others feel less than in order to make themselves feel better.
Count your blessings
Start taking stock of all that is good in your life. Many studies have found that being grateful for what you have can have significant affects on one’s happiness.
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
“The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.”
― Carson McCullers,
We don’t always take the time to tell the best people in our lives how we feel. If a person or people take part in making you a happy person, let them know. A simple message would be good for you and them 🙂