If you scroll through your feed whenever you get free time, just like so many of us, you’ve probably also heard of people going on a ‘social media detox’ – where they take a break from posting or viewing their feeds. And it’s no wonder many Singaporeans do this. Thanks to the way that social media portrays others around us in an often unrealistic and inaccurate light, using social media platforms excessively can indeed cause people to idolise others, create a need for social affirmation, invite envy and FOMO (fear of missing out), stir negative thoughts about oneself and even promote criticism.
But for all the negative impact social media has a reputation of making, there’s a flip side to everything. If used properly, social media can also be a source of love and positive energy, and can inspire conversation and hope too. It all depends on who you’re following, what you’re choosing to see and who you want to interact with.
So rather than follow all those slim and unrealistically stunning Instagram influencers who seemingly make your life appear dull and boring because they just seem to have it all, follow accounts that will inspire you, every day, with quotes and imagery that help promote a positive mindset instead. Get rid of negativity and make a conscious choice to only allow happy things to enter your life.
For the sake of your mental well-being, here are 10 accounts to start following on your positive #inspo journey:
Text: Nicola Watson and Joy Fang
Additional text: Zoe Zeng