As with everything, even with social media, the secret is to find a balance in how and how much you use them, just like Hailey Bieber is doing.
The model recounted in an interview on Harper’s Bazaar that she gave a new rule by which she put a limit on her access to Instagram and company and in order to benefit her mental health.
“I’m only 24 years old and I’m still trying to figure out who I am as a woman. Who I am in my career. Who I am as a wife – he said – There is so much at stake and I had to take a break from wading myself and other people. I started doing this thing so I don’t use Instagram from Monday to Friday. If you have to post something, there’s someone I work with who runs it for me. I had to take myself away.”
Hailey Bieber went on to explain that the worst thing about using social media is that she ends up making comparisons and that these comparisons become endless.
“There’s so much comparison for me when it comes to social media. I compare myself to other people, I am compared to other people, I feel that I would need a certain type of body to feel good about myself. You can fall into this black hole so quickly and easily. You click on one thing, then you see another and you find yourself in this hole where you keep knocking yourself down.”
If you recognize yourself in this description, you can follow Hailey Bieber’s example by giving you precise timelines on when to access social media. Distancing yourself a little costs nothing, quite the contrary. And deep down you can always crush the Instagram icon again whenever you want.
A few weeks ago, the model had told of starting to change her relationship with social media, choosing to delete her Twitter profile and limit comments under her Instagram posts.