Wellness | Is Social Media Making Us More Toxic and Unhappy?

It is no secret that 2019 has been a year full of challenges for me – personally, professionally, and academically. Although I know that I am constantly becoming a more resilient person, sometimes I can’t seem to escape my own anxious thoughts. After completing a grueling semester at school, I was surprised to find that I didn’t feel much relief… but rather, I felt empty.

As a first step in getting my mindset right, I took a brief social media detox this May. I needed time to myself to declutter my mind, boost my mood, and escape the mindless social media scroll. Ironically, after coming back from my brief break, I came across a thought-provoking and inspiring Instagram TV video that inspired me to write today’s post.At a high level, this post explores the idea that our friends and social media are corrupting our minds and making us depressed. But how can this be true? Please keep reading to find out.

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Facebook & Instagram Made Me Buy It

Social media plays a huge role in influencing the purchasing decisions of millennial men and women, since so many of us are actively engaging with influencers, brands, and our own network of friends and family online. Through Facebook & Instagram’s advanced targeting capabilities, as well as through the brand and influencers that we follow, we are being bombarded with a bevy of products in our feeds.

Recognizing the way social media impacts what we buy and how we interact with brands, I thought I’d share the products that Facebook/Instagram “made me buy”.

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