Being a ‘social influencer’ is a relatively new concept and option for a full-time job. Today, millions of creators online have added ‘influencer’ to their resume. However, according to a recent report from Business Insider, nearly half of all influencers report their work negatively impacts their mental health and 4 out of 5 experience feelings of burnout. In a time where information is available all seconds of the day, Citizen Relations’ Managing Deputy UK and Well-Being Committee Lead, Jules Day, and Senior Account Manager and EDI Committee Lead, Paige Caldiera, hosted a panel on “hitting pause” from the digital world.
Shared on World Mental Health Day, the LinkedIn Live panel discussed the importance of a break in the digital world, even for those who make a living as an influencer. Willow Faith (Canada), Natasha Devon (UK), Samantha Leal (US), and Brittany Krystantos (Canada), shared their experience as creators, speakers, and influencers and how they each take on self and mental health care. From the need for rest, how to shut everything off (but still be relevant), and how to appropriately address social issues, this panel was a riveting conversation on how to engage with social media, but avoid the burn out.
Filled with empowering reading recommendations, professional resources, and unforgettable anecdotes to help encourage hitting pause when we can, we encourage you to head over to our LinkedIn Page to watch the full interview when you are ready (before or after hitting pause).
Here is a full list of resources and reading material shared during the session. Please use these links to help take care of yourself and do not hesitate to seek professional support as needed.