I think that sometimes social media is taxing on all of us and it can take everything out of us. I think that in my own personal experiences social media has taken everything out of me and learning how to not react has been difficult.
And so sometimes I have to step away because if I don’t, I will loose my mind.
Cole Sprouse recently returned to social media after taking a break.
He posted on Instagram, “Know I’ve been off of social media for a while. Decided to take a much needed mental health break. I’ve never been the most active user of social media, but even the minor amount I had been engaging during quarantine had become a bit too taxing. Work is slowly beginning to pick back up within a new normal.”
We are all in the middle of a pandemic and it’s been taxing on all of us. It’s a new normal and we sometimes one that makes us want to react, but also run. The world is in a place where we aren’t sure of what to do with ourselves and online has become more toxic than ever.
He continued, “And as someone who has only ever really known work their entire life, I found that I’m best on a schedule. Knowing when to step away like I did in college, and when to re-engage is a fundamental skill for any young performer. Take your breaks. Mental and physical health always come first. In time we’ll all be able to see more clearly what this pandemic actually is- a massive global trauma. The effects of which have, in no small way, been encouraged tremendously by the failings of the US. We’re in the midst of a huge election, and I encourage everyone here in the United States to deeply consider our ‘modern’ medical health care system. I’ll be more active soon my sweet little babies.”
We all have to prioritize our mental health and if taking a break from social media is what is needed, then do it.
It’s important, now more than ever, that we put ourselves first.
How do you deal with social media stress? Sound off in the comments.