Everybody and their mama (and in some cases their grandma too) is on social media. Our daily lives have become so enthralled with likes, snaps and followers that we have somehow forgot how to have normal conversations outside the confounds of a computer screen. So how does this overindulgence of screen time effect our psyche. How does it help or hinder the development of our self-esteem?
Over the last few years there has been an uptick in people who want to practice self-care. If you scroll through your timeline on any social media platform you would be hard-pressed not to find a post about Self Care Sundays or All About Me Day. Instagrammers and twitter tweeters all want to proclaim that they have conformed and are truly taken care of themselves.
What’s Self-Esteem Anyway? Psychology defines self-esteem as a person’s overall sense of self-worth or personal value. The concept of high self-esteem has somehow been portrayed as a negative thing. In male culture, it’s hardly even a forethought, in female culture you’re looked at as being “stuck up” if you exude any ounce of self-confidence.