Ep. 175 Science Says Do THIS for Lasting Happiness! Beat the Blues with Simple, Research-Based Strategies - Dr. Karin Anderson Abrell - Love and Life Podcast

Ep. 175 Science Says Do THIS for Lasting Happiness! Beat the Blues with Simple, Research-Based Strategies

We often think it takes big behavioral changes to impact our mental health, but according to psych research simple daily habits and choices make a huge difference on our emotional well-being.

In this “best of the podcast” episode, we discuss two simple practices anyone can implement at any time to enjoy a boost in mood.

Specifically, we discuss:

  • The connection between social media usage and depression and anxiety.
  • The fact that social media interactions don’t provide us with the same support IRL interactions do.
  • The variable at work in “Facebook Depression.”
  • A concrete plan for creating a gratitude practice and why it makes all the difference!

It’s completely normal to feel a wide array of emotions—that’s part of being a human. But, help is here! Join us to learn simple, practical research-based strategies we can all utilize to level up our mental health and wellness.

Reference:

Steers, M. N., Wickham, R. E., & Acitelli, L. K. (2014). Seeing everyone else’s highlight reels: How Facebook usage is linked to depressive symptoms. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 33 (8). https://guilfordjournals.com/doi/10.1521/jscp.2014.33.8.701

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