As a brand born and bred on social media (and a team of insta-addicts), all of us at ICONIC London totally know what it’s like when social-scrolling starts to take over all your time and you start to feel like you might just be in need of a digital detox.

This Mental Health Awareness Week we’ve been learning about keeping our ON and OFFLINE time beautifully balanced… So, keep reading to discover our top tips.

COMPARISON… really IS the thief of joy

Remember, people only share their ‘best bits’ online - they also have days where they stay in their PJS and lay on the sofa. A duvet-day never hurt anyone and if it makes you feel good, SNUGGLE UP!

UNFOLLOW anyone who’s content doesn’t bring you joy

If someone’s posts make you feel a bit blue, simply remove them from your feed. TOP TIP: You can also mute accounts if you don’t want to unfollow completely.

Now, find some feel-good accounts to follow and save their posts to read when you need them most…

FOLLOW accounts that post and promote positivity in all forms

Here’s some of our favourite accounts:

BODY POSITIVITY @_nelly_london

HUMOUR @workinsocialtheysaid

SAVE-WORTHY QUOTES @quotesbychristie

FASHION & FITNESS @sophjbutler

SElF-CARE TIPS @selfcareisforeveryone

LIMIT the amount of time you spend on social media apps

You can do this in the settings of your phone and it really does help keep you in check. You can also turn off notifications or set up ‘do not disturb’ times.

As long as it’s safe to do so, why not leave your phone at home next time you go for dinner – we dare you!

 

CONNECT in real life

This year’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek theme is loneliness.

Post-pandemic, many of us feel life has ‘changed’; We have all felt a little isolated, disconnected from even our very best friends and overwhelmed at the thought of being ‘social’ again.

If you feel this way, you are not alone! Reach out, tell someone how you’re feeling (they likely feel the same) and make plans to meet up. Start small – a coffee and a walk – and see the difference it makes…

As a brand born and bred on social media (and a team of insta-addicts), all of us at ICONIC London totally know what it’s like when social-scrolling starts to take over all your time and you start to feel like you might just be in need of a digital detox.

This Mental Health Awareness Week we’ve been learning about keeping our ON and OFFLINE time beautifully balanced… So, keep reading to discover our top tips.

COMPARISON… really IS the thief of joy

Remember, people only share their ‘best bits’ online - they also have days where they stay in their PJS and lay on the sofa. A duvet-day never hurt anyone and if it makes you feel good, SNUGGLE UP!

UNFOLLOW anyone who’s content doesn’t bring you joy

If someone’s posts make you feel a bit blue, simply remove them from your feed. TOP TIP: You can also mute accounts if you don’t want to unfollow completely.

Now, find some feel-good accounts to follow and save their posts to read when you need them most…

FOLLOW accounts that post and promote positivity in all forms

Here’s some of our favourite accounts:

BODY POSITIVITY @_nelly_london

HUMOUR @workinsocialtheysaid

SAVE-WORTHY QUOTES @quotesbychristie

FASHION & FITNESS @sophjbutler

SElF-CARE TIPS @selfcareisforeveryone

LIMIT the amount of time you spend on social media apps

You can do this in the settings of your phone and it really does help keep you in check. You can also turn off notifications or set up ‘do not disturb’ times.

As long as it’s safe to do so, why not leave your phone at home next time you go for dinner – we dare you!

 

CONNECT in real life

This year’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek theme is loneliness.

Post-pandemic, many of us feel life has ‘changed’; We have all felt a little isolated, disconnected from even our very best friends and overwhelmed at the thought of being ‘social’ again.

If you feel this way, you are not alone! Reach out, tell someone how you’re feeling (they likely feel the same) and make plans to meet up. Start small – a coffee and a walk – and see the difference it makes…