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Everyone is on social media these days! It has become a great tool that can bring people from across continents together in moments. Yet it can also contribute to problems in your life if you are not intentional about how you use your social media tools. In this episode, we review a few ways that social media affects your attitude, and what can be done about it. Later on in the episode, Raychel shares a Walk by Faith coaching segment focused on Proverbs 31:10. (And remember to stay tuned in for this week’s Truth Statement at the end!)
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3 AFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON YOUR ATTITUDE:
Social media affects your level of happiness.
A study from the University of Michigan collected data about Facebook users and how it correlated with their moods. Simply put, they found that the more avid users were overall more unhappy than those who used the site less. Over more time, avid users also reported lower satisfaction in their lives overall.
Social media affects your level of fear and anxiety.
When your news feed is filled with articles about increased murders, burglaries, accidents in your community and the country, your fear and anxiety levels rise. You become fearful about everything! Suddenly you forget that you are capable of being brave and courageous and instead your brain begins to think of all of the things that could go wrong.
Social media affects your confidence.
Scrolling through your friend’s feeds all day can begin to make you feel less confident about yourself and your life. In 2012 a team of researchers in the UK surveyed users, 53% of whom said social media had changed their behavior; 51% said it was negative behavior because of decline in confidence they felt due to unfair comparisons to others.
WALK BY FAITH
“A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman – who is he that can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies and pearls.” (Proverbs 31:10) This verse is about you, dear friend, even if it doesn’t seem like it. YOU are a daughter of the King! YOU are a Princess! There is GREATNESS inside of you…
Join the Conversation!
Every week we give you 3 Real Life Application steps to help you apply what you have learned from this week content. Join the conversation and share which action step YOU will apply!
Your action steps this week are:
1. Be intentional about who you follow on Social Media and what you look at! Follow people who inspire you, encourage you, and that you want to learn from!
2. Unfollow pages and people who evoke fear, worry, doubt, and anxiety in you when you read their posts.
3. Give yourself a time limit of how often you check your social media accounts and what you are doing when you are checking them!
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Coach Mandy & Coach Raychel