So 2020, huh? This year has been, to put things lightly, a lot.
Something we’re all guilty of — especially this year, but even when the world is less chaotic and scary than it is now — is doomscrolling. Think about it: You’ve definitely spent a sleepless night or 10 trapped in an endless scroll of bad news on your phone, tablet, or laptop.
Not to hit you with even more bad news, but it’s important: Science says doomscrolling is really bad for our mental health. While it’s important to keep up with world events, it’s equally important to take breaks from things that are scary, feel out of control, or make us spiral into anxiety or depression.
But how? Well, that’s where this guide comes in. We think the perfect antidote to doomscrolling is filling a social feed or two with fluffy, adorable things that make you happy — so we’ve gathered up some of our favorite animal accounts to follow on social media.
Whether you use Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Reddit, or all of the above, we have just the adorableness you need to add to your feed. Read on to learn all about doomscrolling, why you should stop doing it, and, most importantly, how to stop doing it.