Shaheen Bhatt: Of cats, dogs and Instagram

If you scroll endlessly through cute videos of the man’s furry friends on social media, it might not be as good as it sounds

From Shaheen Bhatt

PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2021 9:39 AM

Sweet addiction?

I’m addicted to cat and dog videos. Even though I try to keep it down to half an hour a day, I find myself coming back to it. How can I get rid of this habit?

—Priyanka V, via Instagram

Phone / computer addiction has always been a problem, but these addictions have taken on a new life in the past 18 months. Research ways to break the cycle and wean yourself off your devices. One simple tactic is to enable grayscale on your phone. Our devices are a lot less inviting when they’re in black and white. Also, limit screen time, don’t take your phone from room to room, and find other rewarding ways to keep yourself occupied when you feel like you are enjoying yourself too much.

Shaheen Bhatt’s public appearance of her own mental health challenges has fueled discourse on a relatively ignored topic and made her a role model for young girls to look up to

From HT Brunch, July 18, 2021

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