If you’ve been staying at home more, you may be spending more time online and, in particular, on social media.
For many people, social platforms have been a lifeline this past year. It allows you to access news quickly and, more importantly, connect and engage with friends and family.
According to surveys by UK mental health charity Mind, 61% of young people in the UK have turned to social media to help them cope during the coronavirus pandemic.
But studies suggest excessive use of social media can have a negative impact on your mental wellbeing. For example, negative intercations could leave you feeling low and research has linked the rise of social media use to sleep and stress issues.
If you’re worried about how much time you spend on social media — or think it’s affecting your mental health — try to:
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