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  • Writer's pictureVictoria Burgess - VB Virtual Biz Support

ADHD and Doom Scrolling

Social media is a powerful tool and while useful in many ways it can come with its own set of challenges for those with ADHD. Here's how it can affect individuals: As an entrepreneur, it is imperative to manage your time effectively. Awareness and mindful use can help you to get the most of social media its whilst mitigating its challenges. 🚀 Impulsivity: Scrolling through a feed can lead to impulsive posts or comments. ADHD individuals might find themselves sharing thoughts before considering the consequences. 🕰️ Time Warp: The captivating nature of social media can lead to hyperfocus, causing hours to disappear. Therefore, managing your time on these platforms is crucial. 😅 Information Overload: Constant updates and notifications can be overwhelming, making it difficult to filter and focus on what’s important. 🤷‍♀️ Social Comparison: We all know that 90% of what we see on social media is not real however, often we still compare our lives to ‘online personas’. This can impact self-esteem which can be detrimental as many ADHD’ers already suffer from feelings of inadequacy. 👥 Social Connection and Balance: On the flip side, social media can be a powerful way to connect with like-minded individuals, seek support, and share experiences so the key is to find a balance that works for you. There are many great apps that can you can use to limit screen time. 🤝 #adhdandsocialmedia #mindfulusage #adhdsupport #adhdchallenges #adhdandentrepreneurship #adhdentrepreneur #executiveassistant #doomscrolling #MindFog #procrastination

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