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Body image and social media

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Social media can be a lot of different things. From a platform to market your business, a place to keep in touch with family and friends, or the biggest source of our unhappiness. In this digital era, it’s becoming harder to be comfortable and love yourself. Read this article to know why and how is it unhealthy and how to deal with the negative effect of social media.

Unhealthy thoughts

boredHave you ever just look at someone else’s profile and think how cool their life is? The answer is probably often. But there is one thing that occurs even more frequent which is comparing your body to all the perfect Instagram and Facebook pictures of your friends, celebrities, and famous people on the platform. This can lead to many dangerous paths like self-hate, to sadness, depression, low self-esteem, and even eating disorders. Usually, it starts with feeling unsatisfied with ourselves and looking for a quick way to look the way we want to. Then we begin to try different diets, or worse is to limit our food consumption. People would go far to try and lose weight to the point that they might consider agitating their food, which can lead to bulimia. The worse part is people often don’t realize that they have eating disorders until someone told them so, read more about eating disorders to have a better understatement of what it is, the signs, how to deal with it and to avoid it from happening.

Nothing is as it seems

take a photoThis statement is essential to keep in your mind. Nothing or most of the things in life is not what it seems. It can be hard to remember this when we are looking at other people’s post and pictures thinking they have it all. Mainly an image can …