“As a small business owner who loves a good laugh, I’ve stumbled upon a not-so-funny trend: doomscrolling. It’s like being stuck in a never-ending soap opera of gloom on social media and news sites. And guess what? It’s affecting my mental health, and my partner Clares too!

Doomscrolling: A Sneaky Mood-Dimmer – Ever find yourself glued to a stream of bad news? That’s doomscrolling. It’s sneaky, like eating one too many biscuits without noticing. Before you know it, you’re feeling more anxious and stressed than a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

The Emotional Rollercoaster – Constantly digesting negative news is like riding an emotional rollercoaster, minus the fun. It’s tough making top-notch business decisions when your brain is doing somersaults.

Sleepless in Social Media – This habit can mess with your sleep and even cause headaches. There I am, trying to run a business, and I’m more tired than a one-legged man in a bum-kicking contest.

Focus, What Focus? – Keeping my mind sharp for business strategy gets tough when doomscrolling clouds my thoughts. It’s like trying to see through fog with sunglasses on.

Breaking the Doomscrolling Spell – I’ve been working on swapping out doomscrolling with healthier habits. Because let’s face it, running a business is challenging enough without adding a daily dose of doom and gloom.

So, here’s to less doomscrolling and more chuckling. After all, laughter is the best medicine, especially when you’re in the business of social media!”