Social media may actually help
Expressing yourself even in social media actually helps. There are many content-wise photo and video materials that can also be an eye-opener for you. Sharing posts that you can relate to would make your friends curious, and eventually try to reach out to make you feel important and loved. Who knows if your friends are also experiencing their own setbacks? Self-penetration theory of Altman and Taylor suggested that communication is like peeling an onion— when a person begins to disclose about his or her personal life, the other also discloses until the conversation goes deeper. The point is, you don’t need to shut yourself from any activities and miss the fun part of life. Being in a conversation also lets you empower the person you’re talking to through your realizations.