The world is in a constant state of change at the moment. Over the last few years extreme change has effected us all. Covid. Wildfires. War. Not to mention many other things. It has been a number of very difficult years for people, & that difficulty is not easing as the cost of living rises. People are struggling. You may be thinking to yourself – what on earth does any of this have to do with 15 second TikTok videos? Actually a lot!
PsychReg.org suggests that TikTok & other social media platforms can actually be good for your mental health when using it in the right way: ‘Users should interact and engage, rather than just follow, to feel connected and get the best benefits from using social media. This is exactly what TikTok allows, with millions of people filling their time getting involved, creating their videos, and using the app as a fun distraction from reality.’
In this landscape of political terror, mental health issues, stress, money problems & more, social media is an easy break from reality that often takes less mental capacity than TV or reading a book. It specifically assists with:
- Stress Reduction
- Happiness & Pleasure
So, are you making the most of social media?
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