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Anxiety and social media.

Fairy Fountain

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I no longer use social media. When I did, I mostly shared my drawings. Even when doing that, I felt anxiety. I just left social media not too long ago and I felt anxious even when I didn't do anything there. I also read about other peoples experiences and a lot of people felt the same. It just bothers me that everything seems to be done with social media these days. It's so annoying and it causes more anxiety. I only feel comfortable using this forum because people understand each other here. I'm okay with that. But places like twitter or instagram make me feel like I'm in a nightmare.
 
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Likewise, I don't use social media, for paranoid, anxious and depressed people personally I think we're better off with out it. You should share your drawings here I have before too.
 
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I no longer use social media. When I did, I mostly shared my drawings. Even when doing that, I felt anxiety. I just left social media not too long ago and I felt anxious even when I didn't do anything there. I also read about other peoples experiences and a lot of people felt the same. It just bothers me that everything seems to be done with social media these days. It's so annoying and it causes more anxiety. I only feel comfortable using this forum because people understand each other here. I'm okay with that. But places like twitter or instagram make me feel like I'm in a nightmare.
To me it seems like more and more people leave social media. At least people i know. I honestly would have thought the opposite in times like these. But its always great to live more in the real world. Can barely live a day without going for a walk and just relax without this stuff :)
 
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Likewise, I don't use social media, for paranoid, anxious and depressed people personally I think we're better off with out it. You should share your drawings here I have before too.
True. Would love to see them too :D
 
Fairy Fountain

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Likewise, I don't use social media, for paranoid, anxious and depressed people personally I think we're better off with out it. You should share your drawings here I have before too.
I agree. I remember the first panic attack I had was because of social media and nothing even happened, I just felt panic. And thank you! I'll think about sharing some ☺
 
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To me it seems like more and more people leave social media. At least people i know. I honestly would have thought the opposite in times like these. But its always great to live more in the real world. Can barely live a day without going for a walk and just relax without this stuff :)
You're right. I missed living in real life because social media is like a fake world full of drama. It feels nice to be able to get through the day without feel anxious about twitter or instagram.
 
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Facebook just looks like a pile of nonsense to me though there are good things about it too.
 
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Hi, i never use social media , just seems too much nastiness on there ,
This is the first forum i joined .

Be lovely to see some of your drawings .

best wishes
 
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Considering the way social media is constructed I wouldn't dream of putting myself / life there.
 
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I quit Social Media many years ago.
I struggle with Real Life social activities and dealing with the people I see, not sure why people want the added stress to attempt to impress an online profile of a 'friend' you haven't seen in 20+ years
 
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