Here’s how you can deal with social media pressure

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In today’s world, social media is developing very fast and everyone uses it.
There is no denying that social media really does run the world we live in.

When it comes to social media, people feel the need to look perfect. It often
leads to an unrealistic portrayal of yourself. It is human nature to compare
ourselves to other people and feel the need to be better than them.

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There is a constant battle for attention and ‘likes’ on social media. The
constant pressure of social media leads youth to question themselves whether
they ‘fit in’ or not. Now that there are more social media websites like
Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Snapchat and it has made matters worse.

Most of the youth feel the need to keep up with all the happenings on social
media platforms which lead to them being online 24/7.

This affects their sleep cycle and mental health negatively. They often have a fear of missing out if they are not up to speed with the new trends online. There is a pressure
amongst teenagers to look perfect, have the perfect body, have the perfect
group of friends have a large number of likes and followers.

However, we know about all the impacts of social media so we should start with ourselves.
Here are a few tips on how to deal with the pressures of social media.

1. Limiting your time on social media: It is okay to step away from social media
and spend time with the people you love. Focusing on things you love doing
like reading a book, spending time with your family or friends, cooking,
painting, writing.

2. Being authentic: The things we see online are not always true. Being your
true self and not giving in to the pressures of social media is the best way to
deal with it.

3. Know yourself and do not let others change your perspective: Knowing that
social media profiles do not reflect reality. Nobody has a perfect life and it is
okay to have problems. Being your true self and not letting other people
change your social media is the key.

4. Not making comparisons: Feelings of envy or jealousy or comparing your
actual life to someone else’s on social media should be avoided. By constantly
comparing your life to other people’s, you may lose sight of the wonderful
things around you and in your own life. Focus on what you have, not what
others have.

5. Talking to someone who you trust: Talking to someone about your
problems is the best way to cope with them. Your parents or your close friends
always know what is best for you and spending time with them helps deal with
these issues.

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