A lot of us at this point are feeling worn out from the news and our social media. This is a difficult time for a lot of people. The world seems to be moving a million miles a minute between the pandemic, social justice movements, and political failures circulating in our feeds. It’s hard to keep up with it all and stay motivated.
This is a reminder to anyone that needs it; it’s okay to feel exhausted and to want to pull away from our devices. Social media fatigue is a very real thing. In a time where we are extra prone to boredom or stress, we need to find things other than social media to turn to. Your fatigue, anxiety, and needs surrounding them are valid.
You can still be an ally and not be posting a steady stream of updates about what is going on. The Black Lives Matter movement is calling for support now AND long haul support. You will have the rest of your life to be an ally, continue to do your best. Remember to take care of yourself at this time.
Here are some resources for anyone that needs them!
This journal addresses the very real correlation between boredom and social media fatigue.
A good channel with lots of well put together information on problems people might have.
Really well put together post of tools for dealing with specific feelings surrounding social media fatigue