#MicroblogMonday – Elevator News

Microblog_MondaysSo riding up the elevator to work today I caught a glimpse of a news story that stated there is a link between heavy social media usage and depression.  So does that mean that the frequency of my posts online is a direct reflection on how depressed I am feeling at the time? I don’t feel depressed…

Anxious maybe. I feel like I have been stuck at this ‘mock cycle’ phase forever (on and off since 2011 to be exact) and I would just like to be able to move on to the next step.

Hopeless sometimes. It is hard to tell a type-A person that they can’t control something in their life. It is not an easy thing to get used to.

A twinge of guilt perhaps. For making DH have to go through this fertility crap when he is not the one that has the problem.

But definitely not depressed. Right?

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4 thoughts on “#MicroblogMonday – Elevator News

  1. I read the article to mean using it a lot can depress a person vs depressed people being drawn to social media. I could see that, especially because you’re constantly confronting place you’ve been left out or what you believe to be true about someone else’s life.

    1. Agreed that seems to be the conclusion being made. But the study itself did not actually prove cause and effect. It just showed a correlation between the two. I think it can work both ways. Sitting behind a computer or your phone is a very solitary activity. I can see how depression can cause a person to just ‘hide’ behind that and be more active on social media to disguise that depression or to create a false sense of being happy.

  2. Ah, infertility is the gift that just keeps shovelling crap your way. Please remember you are both affected by infertility and you’re both in this together.

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