Dear Carol

"Dear Carol, I think I'm obsessed with social media"

Dear Carol,

I post way too much. Even when I'm in the middle of doing something, I'm thinking about how to put it on social media.

- Instagram Addict

Dear Instagram Addict,

You aren't alone. Look, it's great to be creative, but if you're struggling with Being Here Now because you're so busy curating your activities for other people's eyes, then I commend you for being aware of this problem. Your life is not a spectator sport, nor is it your job to keep others up to date 24/7. It can also be a downer to spend too much time scrolling through other people's highlight reels. Now what? Can you try to limit your posts to weekends? Can you leave your phone in airplane mode or at home? Can you do a cleanse by deleting your app from your phone and going on Instagram only on your laptop? Can you get your whole family to do a screen fast on Sundays until 5 p.m.? Give it a try.

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by GL | 12/14/2022