How To 'Gram
Social Media is an incredibly powerful tool that can be used for so much good. That's why at LLU we believe in finding ways to optimize everyone's experience with these platforms to ultimately benefit our day-to-day lives. Below are four easy steps, backed by research, that have demonstrated improvements between our relationship with social media and our mental health.
Follow accounts that make you laugh, smile, think, and align with your values, hobbies, and interests. Simply put, follow accounts that bring you joy!
Follow Positive Accounts
Too much filtering and photoshopping leads to body dissatisfaction. Eliminating these tools will enhance your overall personal experience on Instagram and better your mental health.
Filter & Photoshop Less
Monitor Your Time
One of the best ways to keep your relationship with social media positive is to monitor your time. Can you spend less than 30 minutes a day, total, on all platforms?
Mute & Unfollow
Often, following people in our inner circle such as our best friends, siblings, or teammates can have the greatest detrimental effects on our mental health. Consider unfollowing or muting those who are not adding value to your life or make you feel insecure.
What We Love
I WEIGH, founded by Jameela Jamil, is all about radical inclusivity, so that no one feels alone. Their mission is built on sharing ideas and stories to inspire activism and breakdown stereotypes. Among many things, I WEIGH is advocating for the removal of marketing diet products to youth on social media. Check out @I_Weigh on Instagram or listen to the I Weigh with Jameela Jamil podcast.
Iskra Lawerence, Aerie Real model, refuses to retouch her photos. This is just one of the many reasons we love Iskra.
The WE Movement believes in the power of we and that we can come together to make positive change in our communities, whether from home, work ,or school.
That's right, therapy!!! At Live Life Unfiltered, we love therapy and we think it's cool!!!
Researcher and storyteller, Brené Brown is all about choosing courage and vulnerability. Read her best selling books, listen to her podcast, or watch her viral TED talk.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck encourages us to become comfortable with failure, accept that we won't always be liked, and learn to give a f*ck only about the few things that actually matter.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
The Anti - Diet bible that reveals our culture's poisonous beliefs about food, weight, and self-worth. Diets don't work...not long term. The F*ck It Diet takes you through the research and reasons why you should say no to diet culture.
The F*ck It Diet
Mindset encourages us to rethink how we view our talents and abilities. Carol Dweck proposes that through a growth mindset our endeavours can be dramatically influenced by how we approach our goals. This book is a must read for all ages and walks of life!
Rachel Hollis's book, Girl, Stop Apologizing is a shame-free plan to embracing and achieving our goals.
Girl, Stop Apologizing
Connect To Resources
Resources for Parents
Body Image and Self Esteem Resources
F.E.A.S.T. - Organization supporting parents of children with eating disorders.
Media Smarts- Canada's Centre for Digital and Media Literacy
How to Help Your Daughter Have a Healthy Body Image