I wrote social anxiety on social media back in February but have been thinking some more about us online and off doing our best to get through life. So, here I am talking some more about social anxiety and social media, and why emotional resonance matters, oh and why I decided to withdraw from Twitter:
TL:DR (or watch): Technology is a tool and an extension of us. To say that it causes social anxiety is not helpful. What is helpful is to ask if we are connecting to people who are emotionally unavailable online or off because if we are then yes, we will feel anxiety and pain. Let’s take care of ourselves and not invest in emotionally empty landscapes either on or offline, it’s not easy as social media is addictive. Be gentle and just remember to breathe.