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Social media managers on how they take care of their mental health while on the job

Social media managers weigh in on how they take care of their mental health / image via Freepik

The role of social media manager can be a testing one. From long days staring at screens, to being the first point of contact when something goes awry, the pressure is on, and the phone is rarely off. So how can people in this position make sure they are tending to their own needs offline?

2020 has seen most of us glued to our screens like never before, as our reliance on social media platforms for information and contact took on new resonance in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Numerous studies have shown that there is a strong correlation between heavy social media use, and subsequently poor mental health. And in what has been a troubling year for so many, taking care of our mental health has never been more important.

The average Brit already checks their phone up to 28 times per day – but when you’re a social media manager for a living, the pressure to stay on top of the feed can take over your whole life.

Dealing with everything from screen fatigue, to managing the lines of communication between a brand and its customers, social media managers are at the risk of burning out fast if they don't take care of themselves.

So, in order to find out what tips social media managers would give to their comrades behind the screen, we took to Twitter to ask them these very questions.

Take a look at some of the highlights below:

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