6 Instagram accounts to follow to improve your mental health
Using social media to improve your mood
COVID is causing a global mental health crisis says the Red Cross. Not only are we dealing with a stressful situation, but it is also disrupting mental health services. This pandemic is shining a light on existing issues and showing us that things need to change. Instead of going into the toll social media can take on your mental health, why don’t we rather use it for good. Here are accounts you can follow that will make you pause your doom scrolling and breathe.
Run by a self-care blogger, Blessing Manifesting covers a range of topics, but my favourite posts are the ones where you get to check in on yourself. The tasks are small enough to be achievable and not overwhelm you.
The Happy Sloth Club is all sorts of wonderful. Obviously, the name attracted me first, but it’s more than that. It covers an array of messaging from self-care to self-worth. If you’re interested in sloths and wellbeing (and who wouldn’t be), read Be More Sloth.
This is where inspirational quotes meet science. These facts show how and why certain activities, like breath work, are effective. With Neurohackeryou’ll learn how your brain works. This account does try and sell you some vitamins from time to time, but I just ignore that.
I actually read one of Matt Z Haig‘s books and wasn’t a fan. A friend shared one of his posts on IG Stories and I liked what I saw. I still don’t like that book but have found following him on IG very helpful.
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