Exactly, if there's anything this crazy year has thought us is that self care is very, very important. But I'm not talking about the superficial one, made of face masks and bubble baths which make us feel good for a little bit, but aren't actually helpful.
And I'm not even talking about the medical one which is, of course, extremely important, especially now, but this article doesn't talk about it.
I'm talking about a super helpful type of self care: unfollowing people on social media.
I know this probably seems like a crazy thing to you, but I assure you, it actually works.
We all have those social media accounts that we follow just because.
Maybe it is a cute clothing brand you started following just to choose what you wanted for Christmas, or maybe it's the account of a celebrity, full of picture of crazy expensive vacations or bags full of designer clothing.
Or, even worse, it's a old friend that you broke up with (or maybe even an ex) and you don't want to offend them by unfollowing them and start some drama.
Well, you're lucky, because I've been in all of these situation and I found a very simple and low-effort solution: unfollowing those accounts.
I know what you're thinking. "But what if I need to find new ideas for gifts...", "I still kinda like that celebrity...", "But I don't want to start drama..."
Stop. Right. There.
Just ask yourself this question: "Does seeing their photos make me feel bad?"
If your answer is yes, keep reading. If you responded no, you can go. Merry Christmas.
Now, there are two options for you. In the first two cases (the clothing brand and the celebrity) you should unfollow them right away.
If you'll ever need to check those profiles again, you'll just have to search them up and voilà, you'll find them. But right now they only make you feel bad. It's not worth it, believe me.
Now, the last case (the one of your ex and/or your old friend)is the trickiest one, but it still has an easy fix. You should silence those accounts. It's an option you can find when you go to their account, usually near the unfollow button.
This way you'll still follow them (avoiding drama), but you won't see their posts on your homepage. And if you'll ever need to visit their accounts, you'll just have to search them up.
Now go, my beautiful friends, go be kind to yourselves!
And merry Christmas!
Picture by Nina Ferrari