Thanks again to Beckie's Mental Mess for this week's insightful prompt about how social media impacts our mental health. Conscious use of social media has been something I have advocated for since starting this blog and it's what actually led me to start the mentally me hashtag. Realizing the power social media has, both good and bad, [...]
I'm all for promoting good mental and physical health, but it appears our current standards are at odds for both. So yes, it might be safer for people to pursue a more realistic ideal that doesn't take us as far away from who we truly are or what our body naturally wants to do, but if we leave the decision in someone else's hands, we will forever be surrendering our own power.
Thank you to everyone participating in the #MentallyMe movement! I'm hopeful that this form of "digital-age mindfulness" will instil some sense of responsibility for our use of social media. It's a reminder to check in with yourself, not only with regards to how your social feeds influence you, but also to start being more introspective. I [...]
I reached 1,000 followers on Instagram today and I've been inclined to take a step back and think about what this really means to me. In theory, it means 1,000 people (likely fewer because of all those spam-bots) actually want to hear (or see) what I have to share - at least to some degree. [...]
How old are you? How tall are you? How much do you earn? How much did your car cost? What grade did you get? How many steps did you take today? How much do you weight? How many calories are in that? As humans we assign value to things. It's been a practice as long [...]
via Daily Prompt: Warning “Reflections in the mirror may be distorted by socially constructed ideals of beauty." I think to a large extent this is true. Over the last few decades there has been a tremendous increase in our exposure to popular culture and as a result, an increase in pressures to conform (whether we're [...]