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How social media can trigger our stress response

Published on Oct 02, 2023 05:09 PM IST
  • From unhealthy comparisons to distraction, here are a few reasons how social media can trigger stress in us.
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Social media has its own pros and cons. While it helps us to connect with the world, it also keeps us at high alert at all times. The feeling of staying connected can also make us feel stressful at times. "Being so connected causes our nervous system to be on high alert. This can put stress on the mind and body. Intentional breaks from technology could benefit us by bringing our attention back into the here and now, so that we may practice our wellness skills and engage in a valued driven life," wrote Therapist Andrea Evgeniou. Here are a few ways by which social media can trigger our stress response. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 02, 2023 05:09 PM IST

Social media has its own pros and cons. While it helps us to connect with the world, it also keeps us at high alert at all times. The feeling of staying connected can also make us feel stressful at times. "Being so connected causes our nervous system to be on high alert. This can put stress on the mind and body. Intentional breaks from technology could benefit us by bringing our attention back into the here and now, so that we may practice our wellness skills and engage in a valued driven life," wrote Therapist Andrea Evgeniou. Here are a few ways by which social media can trigger our stress response. (Unsplash)

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We often fail to set healthy boundaries on social media, and this enables people to have direct access to our lives. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 02, 2023 05:09 PM IST

We often fail to set healthy boundaries on social media, and this enables people to have direct access to our lives. (Unsplash)

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We are also glued to the screen at all times, and this makes us not enjoy the present moments, and practice mindfulness. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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We are also glued to the screen at all times, and this makes us not enjoy the present moments, and practice mindfulness. (Unsplash)

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We set the standard of life by the social media shares of others. We try to constantly compare our lives with those of others. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 02, 2023 05:09 PM IST

We set the standard of life by the social media shares of others. We try to constantly compare our lives with those of others. (Unsplash)

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Practicing distress tolerance becomes more challenging with the constant urge to stay connected on social media. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Practicing distress tolerance becomes more challenging with the constant urge to stay connected on social media. (Unsplash)

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The notification tones of messages, calls and other things often distract us from practicing healthy activities.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 02, 2023 05:09 PM IST

The notification tones of messages, calls and other things often distract us from practicing healthy activities.(Unsplash)

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