Instagram : The Pros And Cons Of Social Media

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Social media such as Instagram has made life more simple and keeps people in touch even though they are thousands of miles away from each other. Even though social media has pros, it also has cons. It can cause mental health problems such as, depression and anxiety. With that being said, Instagram depicts a life that is impossible to keep up with. It shows photoshopped pictures of paid models with slim bodies, weight loss pills and supplements that is supposedly healthy for you, pictures of people traveling all around the world, and getting millions of likes. Such things do not exist in real life for most of the people. Young adults including myself see these luxurious lifestyles and start feeling anxious, and start questioning to…show more content…
The rewards include, 1)More napping, 2)Any Starbucks or Coffee Bean drinks, 3) If I meet my goal 90% of the time, my parents will buy me a new Iphone depending on how my mother thinks how my process is going. Since I have these rewards I feel more confidant and happy without Instagram. I must admit that I still do not feel hundred percent comfortable about this routine. Sometimes I have my weaknesses and doubts because I want to keep in touch with my friends. My goal also has plans and challenges. My challenge is Instead of being on Instagram 15 mins in the morning and 15 mins in the afternoon, I have decided to deactivate my Instagram account until December and practice driving on my own. I feel that it is going to be hard for the first week but I can do this. I think that learning a new hobby not only helped me stop being depressed and anxious, it also help me to gain and master a new skill. It has been two days that I have not checked Instagram, I must admit that life is so much better without social media, I feel better so much better without it as regards to, I do not compare my life with others anymore, I do not feel depressed or anxious anymore. I have became better at driving alone which is something I have always wanted to do. I have always wanted to cruise with my car and listen to my favorite songs. When my parents used to give me rides to school, they would listen to their favourite music which would absolutely drive me nuts. However, I

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