How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Social Media

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Let’s face it; social media has become a huge part of most of our lives.

It has totally redefined how we communicate, navigate relationships, and earn money. Its attraction is undeniable and its ability to constantly feel connected and be informed can be consuming.

While there are a myriad of benefits, there are a few drawbacks to social media. Much like anything else, maintaining a balance while using social media is imperative for a rewarding and productive experience.

Everyone’s relationship with social media differs, and it is important to be conscious of your habits. There are general practices that can be helpful in curating a healthy relationship with social media for all of us.

1. Be intentional.

First, know why you are using social media. Having a clear intention can be extremely helpful with productivity. It’s possible to log on with the intention to send a business-related message, but soon…

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5 Steps to Care for Your Mental Health

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Maintaining our mental health while navigating busy and hectic lives can prove to be quite challenging. For most of us, tending to and preserving our mental health simply isn’t a priority.

Whether you are college students who are struggling to balance work and school, retirees discovering and accepting a new phase in their lives, or professionals securing financial stability while parenting, it is important to implement strategies to lessen the stresses that come with everyday life.

Here are five practical steps you can employ to help maintain a healthy mind.

1. Maintain supportive relationships.

It is extremely important to nurture quality relationships with your friends and family. In times of need, these are the people you will rely on for honest dialogue, love, and support.

Friends and family are able to give a fresh and revamped perspective when we are too caught up with our own challenges. As an extension…

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