Social Pressure of the Digital Age

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Dealing with the Internet; Social Pressure in the Digital Age

The social pressure of the Digital age is a vital threat to our mental well-being. We are in an age where information jumps at us faster than we can fully process it. A new hashtag, a trending story, an informative thread, recommended articles from your favorite site, latest discoveries, new record breakers, and a host of other things. The internet is a school that requires no fee. There's a lot to know littered on these streets - even this article is part of that mass of information.

The internet is a school that requires no fee. Click To Tweet

There's motivation Monday while you go to work, and Fashion Friday to remind you the latest thing to add to your closet. Your WCW just posted a thread of things to do before 30 and oh! There's your social life to keep up with.

It can be a lot and, as a millennial, you are keenly aware of the competition and are doing everything in your power to make the most of your youth. This can leave you feeling overwhelmed. I like to call it over-motivation. It feels like everyone is doing a lot while you are just here taking in oxygen and giving out carbondioxide.

Here are some tips that can help you stay grounded:

1. Try not to follow same set of people on multiple platforms
because they usually share same content across platforms. Same message over and over can be tiring.

2. Reduce the number of platforms you are on. It's basically the same set of humans everywhere. Don't stretch yourself thin trying to keep up with them all. That's like chasing many rats at a time 😁

3. Identify one area of your life you want to work on per time. This isn't always easy but try it out. Pick one major area to focus on per time while the others are considered minor.

4. Share your own progress. Whether on social media or in a diary, record your own progress. It is the sweetest form of motivation.

5. Celebrate your wins no matter how small.

6. Sometimes, ignore the world and just be happy with yourself. Go off the internet if necessary.

Sometimes, ignore the world and just be happy with yourself. Go off the internet if necessary Click To Tweet

Responding to undue pressure can be counter-productive and that's not the best way to be progressive. The idea is to walk your path while being happy at it.

As Oprah said, “Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breath is a gift.”

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