Spend 2 seconds on tumblr… Immediatly reminded of why I don’t use it anymore.
I’m not saying correlation equals causation here but I’m gonna go with my gut on this one. The more active I am on this website the worse I feel about my self. Having barely posted anything in days I’ve felt fine. The same has happened before. There’s a certain reinforcement this site delivers if you’re feeling anxious or depressed that says ”Hey, we are too, why not indulge in it?” While that can be cathartic it’s in no way beneficial long term. It’s a sort of guilt free familiarity that makes you think feeling like shit is normal. And while I agree that it’s fine to feel down I don’t think it’s okay to feel down without a purpose. When you’re feeling like crap simply because you think you should be feeling like crap that’s not constructive. There’s no goal to it. No way out. It just is and that’s toxic. And so again I’m going to limit my use of this website. I will check it every day though for messages and such but other than that I’m pretty much bailing.