A recent study by Canadian researchers found a relationship between technology and mental well being. The report, titled: “Smartphones, Social Media Use and Youth Mental Health”, suggested that technology contributed to mental distress and insecurity among young people.
Ahead of International Women’s Day, a local wellness expert explained how she enjoys surfing through her favourite digital hubs in a way that fosters positivity.
Hannah Schmitt, wellness blogger and Registered Holistic Nutritionist, said the key lies in curating social media feeds.
“This means either unfollowing accounts that are triggering to me or who maybe post photos that make me feel self-conscious. If you’re not able to unfollow someone, you can always use the Instagram mute button which is a new thing. I think it’s fantastic because that way you can really just create a feed on Instagram that makes you feel good when you log onto the app.” – Hannah Schmitt, Registered Holistic Nutritionist