Sharing happenings in our lives on social media has become a regular part of our daily lives. Yet, when activities become habits that govern our time, we need to ask, “Do I have a problem?”
My return to Trinidad and Tobago triggered several changes in my life, among which was anxiety. Dealing with reverse culture shock and adjusting to a “new” way of life were tall tasks, and that pressure was worsened by my use of social media.
Imagine waking up each day to angry messages and threats from people on every social media platform. Add the pressure to stay relevant and active, and you have the perfect storm for a breakdown.
Luckily, I took the time to step away and assess the situation before things went too far. Doing so, however, allowed me to see social media from the outside.
All the debates, GIFs, memes, “must see” videos and headlines are summed up in word word: Noise.
Trini Trent Radio previously touched on our social media habits in “Grace Jones Tried To Warn Us” and “Your Instagram Is A Liar.” However, this episode goes a step further as I admit to being part of the problem and offer advice to break the cycle of mindless scrolling or faffing.
Listen to “Social Media, Faffing And You” below: