Meraqui Magic Podcast
About This Show
Weekly life-coaching and personal development for dope humans looking to create serious joy and cultivate confidence to live out their best selves from an ICF accredited life coach, teacher, and sass queen. Regularly cohosted by Mr. Meraqui, or by the occasional special guest cohost.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 14 - Social Media And Self-Efficacy [MMP14]
6 days ago
A recent study by the Royal Society of Public Health has found a startling correlation between mental health issues & social anxiety and the use of social media apps like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
For some of us, this totally explains why we always feel so down after spending a few minutes (or hours) on these apps and sites.
When we upload to our own profiles, we know that we are just curating a lovely little "highlight reel" for all of our followers and friends, which can instill the feeling of being a bit of a fraud in and of itself.
Worse, when we view the profiles, updates, and photos of others who we know and admire, we tend to forget that we are all just creating perfect perceived selves to present to others. Somehow, we start believing that we are the only people who only post our "highlight reel;" that everyone else is posting their true lives, 24/7.
This naturally leads us to compare ourselves to others... Those whose personal businesses took off without a hitch, those who travel the world on seemingly no money at all, those who have six figure incomes and luxuriate in lush settings, etc. We relate all of this back to ourselves, our ego, and we become acutely aware of all that we aren't and all that we do not have.
This episode, Mr. Meraqui (ESPECIALLY Mr. Meraqui) and I dive into...
1. How we are shaped and influenced by social media.
2. How to develop and preserve our own self-efficacy.
3. How to responsibly use social media for our gain, not our loss.
Our relationship with social media can hold an unfair amount of control of who we are, how we feel, and the way that we behave. It's high time we take that control back, spend our time more wisely, and carefully monitor the way these apps, programs, and websites make us feel about and respond to the world.
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