The way forward in how to stop social media making you anxious is to consciously create your own future in advance.
Here's my top 7 ways to continually evolve, break up with social media and stop reality TV anxiety:
WAKE UP EACH DAY WITH A PURPOSE
That idea might be a flicker deep inside you. It has to have fuel to become a flame. Start small, start researching and learning. A few minutes each day in the beginning will trigger hope and excitement.
PROTECT YOUR MIND LIKE GOLD
You wouldn’t put poison in your body so why allow it into your mind? Stay away from social or emails until after 9am. The brain is in a Theta state when you wake up. This is a window into the subconscious. Read inspiring stories, meditate and listen to motivation content. This will build a little more self-belief each day.
STRENGTHEN YOUR BODY
The body is the vehicle for the soul, so for that reason, at least we should take care of it. The psychological benefits of becoming stronger and fitter are well researched: increased self-esteem, self-confidence, reduced anxiety, depression and more positive outlook on life.
SEEK KNOWLEDGE AND GROW DAILY
Like your body, the mind reacts to pressure, the more you stretch it with knowledge and growth, the more it can handle life, and it will give you greater access to new opportunities. Nurture your creativity by spending time journaling, writing or creating.
KEEP THE PROMISES YOU SAY TO YOURSELF
Build your trust bank by making small deposits each day. Make small promises and keep them and feel your self-worth grow. Confidence will start to increase as will your ability to hold more substantial promises.
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE
The ultimate responsibility is to know that we are 100% responsible for our attitudes, behaviours, emotions and reactions. No longer can we say “they made me feel this way” “I am like this because of this thing that happened 5 years ago” all might be true, but it will not help us live a fulfilling life. A life of blame, justification and denial is a life of pain and regret.
BE VERY CLEAR ON WHO YOU ARE BECOMING
If you are not where or who you want to be, grab a pen and spend time in a quiet place and mindstorm for one hour all the qualities of the person that would create the life you want. Create the exact image of them: what they wear, how they act, how they speak, what they believe in themselves, what skills and abilities they have. Then write down exactly how you want to live in the future.
If you have read this far, you are genuinely committed to your best life. I am 100 per cent in your corner.
You are unique, gifted, uncommon.
Shone on. Do the work. In the words of US journalist and entrepreneur Steve Kotler, "Live ferociously."