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Social media was my drug, and I stopped taking it

Social media was my drug, and I stopped taking it

Social media is a drug – This is a statement that I know we can all agree on – well I sure do, and that is because I used to struggle with it A LOT. Every time I would go out, I would constantly think about what kind of picture I could upload to Instagram. It got to the point where I would try to find the best picture, choose the right filter, post it at the ‘right time’ and see how many likes I would get. I kept going through this cycle and it became so toxic that I started to get frustrated with myself. I knew I was better than this but I couldn’t help it… I cared so much about how I was perceived to the outside world. I would constantly look at others' Instagram accounts (the photos, number of likes/followers) and compare myself to them and I found that this wasn’t adding any value to myself.