Negative body image and social media

Focusing on oneself negative body image

Some people go on Instagram post selfies and post stories about what is happening in their life  almost every day. These also have a habit of comparing themselves to others. The more time they spend on thinking and reading about what others saying or commenting, more you try to impress people. Spending more time on these platforms than with real friends could lead to breakup in relationship. Staying away from the media for few hours will cause anxiety and anger because there will be a constant thought of others having more fun than me by participating on social media accounts.

It just does not stop there. Those who constantly post about themselves and investigate others response, will unfavorably compare themselves with others. Constantly taking selfies and posting it on social accounts to see what others say and comparing with posts by others will cause tension and anxiety  If there are less likes, few comments, it could lead to negative body image and result in low self-esteem.  To improve body image, one might end up in  eating disorders which  is a result of mental stress.

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: October 11, 2021

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