As an athlete, this is just a great idea altogether. Social media can be quite the tool to bring people together, but it can also be a toxic place to be as trolls run rampant looking to get a response out of someone famous to bring them out of character.
Mitch Trubisky is getting set to play in his first ever playoff game and one thing he hasn’t done all 2018 was utilize social media, which he credits as to why he’s gotten better.
Trubisky says that when he struggled as a rookie in 2017, he’d sometimes look on Twitter to se how people would drag him about how much he sucks and that would wear on him and take his focus away from getting better.
Getting off social media this year has put him in a better mental place.
“I know what that did to me when I let those voices get inside,” he told ESPN. “It was not good for my mental health. People are one keystroke away from accessing you. Why would I allow people who know nothing about me to have an opinion? Why would I allow them to have that space in my mind?”
The Chicago Bears QB stated he felt like other people were controlling his time when on social media.
“If you’re conscious of something, then you’re also in control,” Trubisky said. “And that also takes me back to the social media thing — always being in control of your time and your thoughts. Don’t let people on the outside take control. You’re in control of your time, and how you’re working, and your peace of mind, and how you sleep at night.”
The entire Pittsburgh Steelers team might need to do the same.