How Facebook Has Ruined My Mental Health

 

Facebook is one of the most popular social media websites on the internet.

And I’m tired of it.

Facebook has been incredibly detrimental to my mental health that I’ve decided to stop using the newsfeed portion of the site, and only use the messenger app. And I’m only using it to talk to a few people, including my apartment group chat.

I’m no longer using Facebook for a variety of reasons, which I’m going to go into detail about below. But the main reason is because my mental health has been tanking the more I check my Facebook news feed.

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My Struggle With Binge Eating and How It Ruined My Life

 

Binge eating disorder (or BED) is a serious eating disorder in which you frequently consume unusually large amounts of food and feel unable to stop eating.

I’ve been struggling with binge eating for a few years now. I don’t remember exactly when it started, but it came about after years of restricting to the point of worrying about being over 100lbs. I restricted so much that I started eating anything at any point to have enough calories in the day. That lead to continuous snacking, which eventually lead to binge eating.

I’m sure my depression helped along with that as well.

It’s very much a mental health issue as well as a physical issue. That can cause problems because it’s a lot easier to beat physical ailments than it is mental ones, at least for me.

 

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What I’m Doing to Get Back in Shape

 

So within the first few months of the pandemic I really let myself go because my depression took over my life. I gained 35lbs, didn’t leave the house except for groceries and doctor’s appointments, and I slept most of my free time.

I was severely depressed and it showed in all aspects of my life.

Now that it’s been a year since the initial “15 days to slow the spread”, it’s spring again and the daylight has been helpful in motivating me to get back in shape and back to some sort of “normal”.

So, I’m doing a few things to get myself back on track, back in shape, and happier with my life.

 

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Yes, You Can Have a Happy, Fulfilling Life With Depression

 

Depression is a pain in the ass.

Not gonna lie to you about that. There are days where I really wish I didn’t have it, but there are also days where it’s manageable and I don’t have much of a problem.

But a lot of people, both with and without depression, don’t think it’s possible for someone living with depression to live a happy and fulfilling life. They think that depression means a life of sadness, depression, and bad thoughts.

It doesn’t have to be!

 

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Having a Mental Illness Doesn’t Make You Less Than

 

There are going to be days when your mental illness acts up and you feel like you’re less than nothing. You’re going to feel like absolute shit about yourself and that there’s nothing else that could be done to fix that.

But that’s the trickery of mental illnesses. It makes you believe things that aren’t necessarily true, especially about yourself. The bad days are going to be bad, and the good days are going to be okay, good at best.

You need to push past those thoughts to realizing who you really are and how great of a person you can really be. It’s going to be hard, and there are ways you can combat these thoughts.

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What Not to Say to Someone With an Eating Disorder This Holiday Season

What Not to Say to Someone With an Eating Disorder This Holiday Season? Save yourself the embarrassment and NOT say these things this Xmas.

 

Most of the time when people think of eating disorders they think of restricting, not eating, or purging. But there are many other eating disorders out there that also include over eating.

However, people with eating disorders have a hard enough time during the regular year, but once holiday time comes around, it can be much, much harder.

If you’re getting together with family this holiday season, try not to say these things to people around the dinner table.

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What to Do When Depression Hits During Christmas

Depression is one hell of a problem. It can come and go whenever it pleases, and sometimes it rears it’s ugly head at the worst times possible.

Enter Christmas morning.

Say you’ve just woken up and you feel absolutely awful. You don’t want to do anything, never mind socialize with family you haven’t seen since last year.

Dealing with depression on a regular day is hard, but dealing with it on a holiday is much worse. There’s so much expected of you when it’s the holiday season. Everyone’s supposed to be cheerful and happy, but when you’re depression has a hold on you, it’s a lot harder to be just normal.

What do you do when depression hits during Christmas? Keep reading to find out!

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How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During the Holiday Season

How do you take care of your mental health during the holiday season? Click here to read all my tips about taking care of your mental health.

Mental health is an important part of being healthy during the holiday season. Not everyone has a stress free holiday, so keeping your mental health in check is incredibly important.

I don’t have the best time during the holiday season, so Christmas is more hectic and stressful for me than others. Taking care of my mental health is the most important thing to me, especially now.

How do you take care of your mental health during the holiday season? I have a few tips below that I use to get me through it all.

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I traded One Addiction for Another

 

I traded one addiction for another. Overeating is an addiction a lot of people don't want to talk about. Here's my story. Click Here.

When I was younger I definitely had the signs and symptoms of anorexia as a kid and teenager. It was the worst when I was a senior in high school. I was barely eating and it definitely had an affect on my mental and physical health.

I wrote a post about that not too long ago titled Battling an Eating Disorder: From Restricting to Binging that goes into more detail about the situation. But the point was that I had gotten to a point in my life where I was able to power through the hunger pains and eventually they just stopped happening altogether.

 

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Your Guide to CBD: What It Is vs. What It Isn’t

What CBD is versus what CBD isn't. This is a guide to CBD and what it can do for you. Click here to read more!

CBD is a hot thing right now. It’s the newest way to be “cool” and everyone and their mother are getting in on the game.

I’ve written a lot of posts about CBD recently, because it makes such a hug impact in my life. I want to tell you what CBD is vs. what it isn’t.

There is a lot of misinformation out there and a lot of claims people make about CBD being this cure all for everything. That’s not the case.

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