Lately I’ve felt very uninspired by social media, and this is coming from a girl whose TikTok obsessed was leading to hours of scrolling.
Usually I like social media because I can learn new things, create fun content, and see happy people. And lately that hasn’t really been the case, everything has just been so heavy. While I would never try to ignore the news, I’ve just felt so consumed by it. I think we can all relate, the last
two weeks year has been absolutely insane. I actually appreciate the people who make funny memes out of bad situations because the amount of “doom scrolling” that I’ve done this year has sincerely impacted my mental health.
I use social media personally, for my blog, and professionally. That’s a lot of time on social media, that’s a lot of time that I dedicate on three separate brands and platforms. Using it in all of these ways has just been a lot lately. I feel like I can never disconnect from work or negativity. It’s just always looming there. Which in general is why I started using TikTok more because it avoided those things, but even now it’s not a satisfying way to relax for me.
It’s just not something I’ve been enjoying lately. In the past few weeks I log in to post something but then log back out without engaging with others posts. It’s not really how I want to use social media, I want to support other people, but it’s just not something I can do right now.
So I’ll just continue to do what’s best for me and resume normal activities when I feel ready. Social media used to feel like an obligation to me and I feel like I just need to let go of that.