Jennifer Aniston is as known for her healthy lifestyle as she used to be for “The Rachel.” From her disciplined eating habits (which thankfully leaves room for pasta!) to her dedication to fitness, even her minimal approach to makeup is the picture of glowing health. It should come as no surprise that she takes the same approach to her mental wellness too — which is the reason Aniston says she’ll never get an Instagram account.
It’s no secret that too much social media can have a negative affect on your life, and everyone from Selena Gomez to Kendall Jenner even takes digital detoxes once in a while. In a recent interview with Ariana Huffington for the first episode of her new The Thrive Global podcast, Aniston says not being on social media is simply a way to help her keep her sanity.
“For me, it’s self-preservation,” she says. “There’s one school of thought, which is, ‘Why don’t you be on social media and really show who you really are?’ And I don’t need to. This is the one place I have that’s really protected and is mine and is what my life is without a camera rolling or paparazzi or media exposure.”
So what about that dreaded FOMO? “I don’t feel I’m missing out, but I do sometimes feel that I’m not keeping up or that things are happening at a speed at which I’m going to be left behind in the dark ages,” Aniston says. “So every once in a while I will Google someone’s Instagram just to see something that caught someone’s eye here or there.” Jennifer Aniston, you are just like my dad.
While we could never totally give up social media, learning healthier habits with it and disconnecting every once in a while is def something we could stand to do more of. Another day, another Aniston inspo!
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