24 Sep 2021


Ep. 213 - Is Social Media Really The Problem Or Are We?

On today’s episode of #RNTFitnessRadio, we introduce and discuss Mark Manson’s recent article titled, “Social Media Isn’t The Problem, We Are”. I’ve linked it in the show notes for you to read, and would recommend doing so as a follow up to this podcast. We use it as a springboard to discuss whether social media is really as bad as we often think, what’s really happening when you are triggered, or feel worse when on social media, and how to manage and improve any feelings of body dysmorphia, which is often associated and can be exacerbated by social media use, if you don’t take health education seriously. This is a big one with lots to take on board and implement, and remember, learning is nothing without action. So listen, take notes, then make the changes you need to make to start improving your life.

“Start living to what you think your life should be looking like.”

Ivan Gavranic

00:00 – Intro about effects of social media

03:40 – Psychological effect by social media

06:30 – People to follow based on interest

08:15 – Insecurity from online feed

11:06 – Fixations on physique

14:42 – Envy and jealousy

18:16 – Body Ideas and commitment

21:20 – Life beyond what others say

26:05 – Self Education is key

28:25 – Going to your own journey

30:20 – Enjoying the process

34:22 – Disconnecting from the matrix

35:40 – Muting social media

37:32 – Looking at the triggers

43:25 – Wrap up

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