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Two Ways to Combat the Social Media Comparison

Although social media is a wonderful tool to stay connected to distant friends and family—and gives us an opportunity to make new relationships virtually, we’re discovering it comes with the high price of comparison.

According to recent statistics, social media has been linked to higher levels of loneliness, envy, anxiety, depression, narcissism and decreased social skills.

We’re in an era where we cannot live without it, but here are two ways you can manage your social media consumption and combat its effects on your body image.

1. Begin Your Day Unplugged

Unfortunately, so many of us start our morning routines with our cell phones. We check emails, our digital calendars, and the posts we’ve missed while we slept. Instead of reaching for our mobile devices, commit to building an unplugged ritual for the first few hours of your morning. You can start with meditation, journaling, or a nice cup of coffee!

2. Unfollow Accounts that Spark Comparison

Do you feel obligated to accept every friend request? Resist the urge to always accep