Wendell says, "Who we follow and what we scroll through has an effect on our moods." Elements of social media that the happiness coach suggests to be mindful of include:
Stop the comparison game: He says it's never ideal to compare where you are in your life with someone in your feed, noting we are all on different schedules and journeys. "Comparison is the thief of joy," he says, reminding us that many things people share on social media are simply people showing off, even possibly celebrating things they do no actually have or do.
Check the news, but don't watch it: He suggests staying informed, but not allowing yourself to watch or read it all day, as many of the negative aspects of the news can be consuming and draining.
Unfollow negative people and accounts: If an account or person (maybe that person from high school that you have no idea why you ever followed in the first place) is eliciting a negative emotion, hit the unfollow button. He feels social media should be uplifting and inspiring, and if it's not, he says to remove it from your feed.
Additionally, Wendell says a daily routine -- that always includes gratitude and exercise -- both of which can help to lift your mood and elevate your happiness are key to getting through these uncertain times.