53. Self-Compassion Series with Dr. Michelle Trias - Part 3: Don't Put Your Self-Worth in Social Media

By Brigitte Shipman

Mother's Guide Dr. Michelle Trias

In this third installment of the 4-part series Self Compassion, Dr. Michelle Trias and I discuss how our use of social media is causing many of us to have anxiety and depression and what we need to do to counter that.

Research shows that frequent social media users have been shown to have worse mental health than low or no social media users. Social media users that have negative interactions have higher levels of depression and people who use 3 more social media sites are more likely to have anxiety. 

Dr. Michelles says that the negative interactions that we have on social media are having detrimental effects on our mental health and we are also often using social media to measure our self-worth, which can lead to anxiety and depression.

She also says that internal self-loathing begins to happen when you are exposed to hateful comments by others on social media.

We offer some simple social media strategies to counter the negative effects and lower anxiety and how to boost your self-worth.

"Remember that the opinion that matters the most is the opinion you have for yourself," Dr. Michelle says.

Enjoy this episode!

Dr. Michelle Trias is a graduate from the University of Central Florida and completed her Doctorate in traditional naturopathy from the New Eden School of Natural Health and Herbal studies. Whether it's digestive discomfort, skin conditions, cholesterol, or fatigue, natural foods and herbs are the way back to better health. Dr. Michelle is on a mission to help you heal your gut and help you take control of your health and wellness.

Dr. Michelle's Face Mask Recipe:

1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
1/4 ripe avocado
2 drops of lavender oil

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