Whether by your will or not, having a smartphone is an inevitable part of our daily lives. One consequence of checking your phone so often is the temptation to scroll mindlessly through your social media feeds. Many studies have shown that excessive exposure to social media can increase symptoms of anxiety and depression in those who use them. So, try not to be so absorbed in your Instagram or Facebook feed by setting a daily reminder to manage your usage.
What you can do as a start is to be aware of the habits above and try to avoid them as much as possible. Set some small actionable goals to help you through that first step and once you start learning how to manage your anxiety, you’ll feel much better.