- Relying on social media and other people to affirm your self-worth
Social media can be great, especially for those who live far from friends and family. It’s also a great marketing tool — however, there’s also a dark side to all of the social apps out there. If you’re someone who associates the numbers of “likes” or “shares” you get with your self-worth, you’re developing a highly toxic habit. Focus on your real-life achievements, not how others respond to your latest post.