Learn about 8 Instagram features that will help you manage your mental health
We know that the hustle culture is all the rage right now but your mental health should be equally prioritized, if not more. After all, all work and no play has never fared well for anyone! And before you say that there is absolutely no time left to tend to self-care, let Instagram come to the rescue. In this article we discuss 8 important Insta tools that will help you manage your mental health better.
- Block it out
You might be big on peace signs when it comes to your Instagram captions, so why put up with all the useless noise that comes from negative content and offensive comments? And honestly, nobody has got time for that! So just block all the negativity interrupting your digital nirvana and let the peace prevail.
- Follow & unfollow
The equation is quite simple. You take away the bad things, and you add in the good things. And voila, you’ve successfully curated the perfect Insta feed! So go ahead and unfollow all the accounts that don’t contribute anything to your already hectic life. Boost serotonin levels by following some good and inspiring content creators.
- Bit adieu to push notifications
Picture this: You have just completed a huge stack of pending tasks and to reward yourself, you go on Instagram to scroll for a bit. After 15 minutes of doing so, you get back to work and get on with your day. Yet this rarely happens due to the constant bombarding of push notifications. Thus, it’s time to pull the plug on push notifications for good.
- You can run and you can hide too
Fretting over how many likes your recent post got? Why waste so much time on something that’s out of your control? And one of the basic tenets of mental health is to stop caring so much about what other people think. Hiding likes is a great way to get away from the “likes” race and post what makes you happy. Alternatively, you can turn it on whenever you like.
- Out of Sight, out of mind
If you’re bothered by inappropriate comments, you can make use of Instagram features to hide them. You can also put in specific words that bother you. Moreover, you can disable comments altogether as well.
- Tag, you’re (not) it!
You’re in full control when it comes to what you post but that’s not the case when it comes to others. This means you get frequently tagged in pictures where you look unflattering, or worse, those pesky spam posts! Say goodbye to such woes by selecting the ‘manually approve tags’ from Instagram’s privacy settings.
- Close friends
Not all Instagram friends are same. Some need to see the story showing you partying in an exclusive club on a Friday night but your boss and that client don’t! Create a close friends list on Instagram and just tap the green star icon in the bottom left corner before posting your story.
- To the archives!
Every photograph on Instagram turns into a memory. But sometimes, people may not wish to keep some old memories in the public domain. And while there is always the option to delete them from the feed, Instagram lets users archive them instead. This way, they can revisit them whenever they want.
In recent times, people have started becoming increasingly aware of the close link between social media and mental health. Thankfully, Instagram has many features like the ones discussed above that improves users’ experience for the better. Make sure that it’s social media that makes you happy and you’re not stuck making social media happy!