Elisabeth Linley on breaking the habit of social media

Social media is perceived by many as an essential part of our life and yet in my day job as a clinical psychologist, I have come across clients who would describe themselves as ‘addicted’. Some years ago, like many, I would spend hours, especially after a long day at work, unwinding in front of the …

SOCIAL MEDIA PRESSURES: EXPERT TIPS FOR SETTING HEALTHY DIGITAL BOUNDARIES

Social media and the desire to lead picture-perfect lives is one of the leading causes of stress and overwhelm for adults all over the world[1]. Exactly half of all British adults have compared themselves to others on the likes of Instagram, Facebook and Tik Tok, according to the new study by RESCUE Remedy®[2]. Comparisons we …

By Jerusha Mather: How can we reduce our dependency on social media

Our generation loves social media. Whilst it’s an excellent tool for forming meaningful connections and influencing and manifesting your creativity, it is highly addictive and time-consuming. People spend way too much time on social media platforms.  I’m a busy PhD student and can get overwhelmed by the work I have to do. Recently, I had …