Announcing 30 Days of Normal Life (#ThisIsNormalLife)
Last year, I wrote about the negative impact social media can have on your mental health. The biggest problem? People's carefully curated posts paint an unrealistic picture of how good life is supposed to be.
When we go on Facebook, Instagram and other platforms we send an endless parade of thin people swimming with dolphins and partying with their friends. These events happen to some of us, occasionally, but the reality of every day is far more boring. It's filled with grocery shops, school runs and, if we're lucky, a glass of wine in front of the TV at the end of a long hard day.
Unfortunately, it's impossible for us not to compare our own lives to what we see on social media and feel bad about it.
So, we have decided to do something about it.
Our new campaign
This September, we're launching a new day campaign, and we're calling it #ThisIsNormalLife. Throughout the month, we're going to post boring pictures of our everyday lives, and we want everyone else to join in, too.
All you have to do is post a picture of your boring everyday life on Instagram, Twitter, or any other social media platform with the hashtag #ThisIsNormalLife.
You can also use the hashtag to view, like and comment on everyone else's photos. Together, we can paint a more realistic portrait of what real life looks like.
Will you join us to promote better mental health?
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See what people are posting#ThisIsNormalLife
Published 28 August 2018. Written by Chris Worfolk.
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