Recent studies shows that social media affects our mood, and social media usage can actually make us happier or more miserable, depending on your perspective.
An optimist will scroll through their news feed and find comfort, connection, and camaraderie as they interact with siblings, read about who just got married, and congratulate their college roommate on landing that new job. A pessimist, however, will look at pictures of friends backpacking across Europe and see a timeline of self-comparison and envy. So how can we adapt a “glass half full” approach into our social media habits and make sure social media affects our mood in a positive way?
Don’t Focus on the Negative
Put Your Phone (and the Phones of Everyone Around You) Down
Despite how easy it is to connect through social media, nothing beats genuine face time.