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Several prominent LDS social media accounts posted positive messages this week, encouraging followers to keep their heads up.

Following an noticeable decline in social media activity over the past weeks, David Archuleta posted on Instagram that he took a break from social media to reconnect with himself and his life.

He said in the post “It's so easy to get caught up in thinking about whether every moment in my life would be pleasing to everyone. Sometimes I get caught up to see if I am having enough interesting moments and witty remarks that will catch enough attention from people. I start rating my self-worth and how good my life is based on if someone chooses to look at my picture and like it or not.”

This is Bentley. How does she look with my glasses? 😉 Some of you may have noticed that I took a few weeks off from social media. 😬 It was extremely helpful and allowed me to get a better understanding of myself and where I am at in life. It's so easy to get caught up in thinking about whether every moment in my life would be pleasing to everyone. Sometimes I get caught up to see if I am having enough interesting moments and witty remarks that will catch enough attention from people. I start rating my self-worth and how good my life is based on if someone chooses to look at my picture and like it or not who after 1 1/2 seconds most likely moves onto thinking about something else and looking at other photos and comments. I feel like I get caught up and obsessed with seeing if they approve or not the moment with comments and believe their comments and likes suddenly determine whether my life is great or not for where I am or what I am doing in the photo. It interferes with me being in the moment and enjoying where I'm at both physically and with my mindset, because I feel like I have to keep finding moments that will get enough people to look and "like." I may try to take more time without the temptation of social media and seeing how many likes I can get from a thought, picture, or video, and I would encourage you all to do the same and see what things you can learn about yourself that you may have forgotten while trying to get others' approval. I will make sure to post more though and find the balance of sharing without caring too much. Haha. I guess it is a pull and tug that we all face throughout our lifetimes—not worrying what others think about us and letting that form our identity while having the courage to share what we learn and who we are. Know that a new song will be coming out in just a short time, and I'm so excited to share it with you! I will keep you all posted. 👍🏼 #dog #time #socialmediabreak

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Lexi Walker, LDS prodigy singer, also posted on Instagram this week, announcing a video collaboration with BYU’s Vocal Point and the BYU Ballroom Dance Company.

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The Facebook account of Elder D. Todd Christofferson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, posted a message about keeping the proper perspective, saying, “Even the mundane and repetitious can be tiny but significant building blocks that in time establish the discipline and character and order needed to realize our plans and dreams.”

There aren’t very many things in a day that are totally without significance. Even the mundane and repetitious can be...

Posted by D Todd Christofferson on Friday, February 24, 2017

The Facebook account of Elder Dallin H. Oaks, another member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the LDS Church, posted a message of encouragement for those in the midst of hard times. “In the stressful circumstances that surround us, we must trust in God and His promises and hold fast to the vital gospel teaching of hope," the post said.

We live in challenging times. Values and standards honored for thousands of years are now being denied or cast aside....

Posted by Dallin H Oaks on Thursday, February 9, 2017

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