It’s fair to say that social media is changing.
From the de-influencer trend that teaches us to rein in our consumerism to TikTok encouraging users to upload longer videos, the web seems to be turning its back on flashy, heavily edited content and slowing down instead.
So it’s perhaps unsurprising that “day dumping” is now all over your social media feeds.
Using the carousel features of TikTok or Instagram, a daydump is an upload of a set of beautiful but rather average images that catalog the events of the day.
We’re not talking big days with pre-planned outfits in Instagram-friendly locations.
No, the classic daytime foraging includes making the bed, drinking tea, browsing the bookstore, watering the plants—you get the idea.
If you’re old enough to remember the era of daily YouTube vlogging, when Zoella and others documented the mundane of their daily lives, you’ll understand how strangely relaxing it is to watch someone mess around while enjoying the day. unlike yours.
And daily dumping is essential when everything from the cost of living to the climate seems to be in crisis.
“In a world where there is a constant stream of negativity, the antidote to it is to shrink your world and notice the positive,” says psychologist Emma Kenny.
“The more presence you have to do this, the less anxiety, stress and panic you’re likely to feel.”
“It’s all about gratitude. By making the shot more natural, more instantaneous, you are capturing a little miracle in your world and sharing it with other people.
“We must remember that our brains are constantly regenerating. What you think and do creates how you feel and act.
“The more you can create positive rituals in your life and the more positive you can create in your life, the more positive thoughts you will have.
Daily dumping also has a pay-forward aspect.
“You document the little things that you take for granted,” says Emma. “For example, you can eat a delicious lunch and feel grateful that you enjoy it.
“When you take a picture and share it with other people, it reminds them that they, too, should be grateful for a delicious meal.”
“It’s a chance to focus on things we often ignore.”
And Emma says the daily reset can have a major impact on your mental health.
“He puts us in the present, notices how we feel in it, and recognizes that this present is a gift.
“Even though it may become more of a struggle for you, there are still positives. Taking the time to internalize this reality will change how you feel.
“Gratitude is rooted in science. When we think more positively, it affects everything around us, so we must use this power for our own good.”
And if day dumping isn’t your thing, there are other ways to bring some positivity into your life.
“Practicing gratitude is something you can do in many ways,” says Emma.
“Try every day to write down three things you feel grateful for, including one thing you struggled with, worked on. You may be surprised at the impact this has on your daily life.”
Excuse us while we take pictures of our breakfast.
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