Picture this. It's late at night, you're going to bed, and you decide to check Twitter one more time. You see that rioters stormed the capital. Or that COVID infections are up. Despite the bad news, or maybe because of it, you continue mindlessly scrolling, until suddenly hours have passed and the sun is rising. If you've experienced this before, or something similar, you've experienced doom scrolling!
According to the Cleveland Clinic, doom scrolling is bad because it can reinforce pre-existing negative thoughts, as well as create new ones. Additionally, it can impact your sleep length, quality and schedule. According to Dr. Susan Albers, PsyD, “Burying your nose in a phone can exacerbate disconnection and loneliness. Being locked on a screen can zap your energy and leave you feeling drained.” If you would like to learn more, click the button below to be taken to the Cleveland Clinic site.Take me there!
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