Riverdale Star Lili Reinhart recently announced that she would take time for Twitter and now explains more about why.
In a series of Instagram stories per Cosmopolitan Reinhart described how the constant onslaught of foreign opinions affected their mental health.
"Re: The Twitter situation," Reinhart wrote yesterday. "If you do not experience it personally, you can never understand what it feels like when thousands of people constantly spit hatred on you."
She continued, "I do not take a break from Twitter because of a person's opinion This website is not good for my mental health, and it does not help me anymore, so I take a break before you think about it, something unfamiliar Just say, "You can not handle criticism," just try it I imagine thousands of people sending you hateful critical messages all day long, as if their opinion on your life matters, then ask yourself Whether you think you're on Twitter would be a "healthy" choice. "
stupid that I had to explain myself, but there's too much ignorance and negativity to say nothing," she said that's me. "
Today she said in a follow-up post," I've been so scared lately. I can not wait to take a breather and focus on my mental health for a few weeks. "
Even if you're not a celebrity, social media can easily become something your spiritual Health Affects.
You may not be a celebrity who is shot at by teenage fans every time you tweet, but that does not mean you have not earned a Twitter break from time to time.
For example, some people post It notes that the bombing of headlines about sexual assault triggers her post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that bumping into social media without a clear impetus for this anger makes her frustrated or that her inclination to repeat past mistakes immortalized in a way that is not the case not necessarily helpful That is All the best reasons why you want to limit your time on social media sites and apps.
That's why it's so important to be able to recognize when something is not healthy, as Reinhart did, and to take the steps you need to take care of yourself. Like SELF previously wrote that pulling the support system and coping mechanisms that you may already have, e.g. B. grounding techniques includes.
If you find that social media has a negative impact on your mental health on a regular basis This is a sign that you want to find other long-term ways to solve the problem, such as: Eg regular treatments (or recovery). Your therapist can also help you identify other coping mechanisms that you can apply right now if needed.
Sometimes, however, it is necessary to avoid social media, at least temporarily, in order to move forward and feel well. While this may include deleting apps or completely removing apps, it may not necessarily be so drastic. And because they can also be an opportunity to stay in touch with people who have a positive presence in your life and the opportunity to break away from other stressors in your life, it can still be beneficial to them in some way to obtain.  If this is the case for you, it may be helpful to set time limits on your social media activities or limit them to a specific time of the day – only for the 30 minutes you spend on Commute tomorrow, for example. This can help mitigate the negative effects of these apps without having to completely wipe them out.
Above all, it's important to know where your mental health is and when you need to use the tools you have to keep you afloat.