Doomscrolling is a habit that lots of us have incorporated since the pandemic –during times of crisis, we pay more attention to it because we are looking for answers. But it has to stop, it’s saddening and it does not help.
Have you ever been reading all the depressing headlines lately? The suspense is worse than not knowing, right? But the truth is that being exposed to bad news too often can be detrimental to mental health. Here are some tips to make it stop.
Limit your time
News is available 24/7 and it might be tempting to have a sneak peek at the headlines, but to prevent it, you can use apps and extensions to limit the amount of time you spend on a given page or application and when you do read the news, go for positive ones or funny stories.
Call a friend
Whenever you are feeling tempted to doomsurf, reach out to your friends, you might just be seeking for connection to others.
Don’t follow negative accounts
Some sites and accounts are better to mute or unfollow, people who just rants make you worry and, their posts are opinions, not news.
You can meditate or use mindfulness activities to minimize stress and stop worrying about what’s going on in social media.
Remember always to ask for help when you feel like you can't handle it alone.
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