You May Also Like

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen’s pro tip for seeding a pomegranate—without staining everything red

jessica biel yoga

Jessica Biel’s fave yoga poses are hip-openers to combat tightness

Personality and bed-making

The biggest indicator of your personality type is definitely whether you make your bed each day

Please buy an Italy towel right this moment

There is no better way to exfoliate from head to toe than with this $4 washcloth

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle grocery shop

Looks like Kate isn’t the only royal who grabs her own groceries…

How to do a squat, according to Simone De La Rue

Perfect your squat form like Simone De La Rue using this OG piece of gym equipment

The mood-boosting reason Aubrey Plaza ditched social media


Thumbnail for The mood-boosting reason Aubrey Plaza ditched social media
Pin It
Photo: Instagram/@elizabetholsenofficial

It’s safe to assume that if April Ludgate had an Instagram account, the beloved Parks and Recreation character’s feed would be filled with sarcastic memes (probably directed at coworker Jerry Gergich) and loads of #tongueouttuesday dog photos of three-legged Champion (or the occasional Li’l Sebastian #TBT).

But April’s real-life counterpart—the equally whip-smart, sarcastic, and dryly charming Aubrey Plaza, whose latest film The Little Hours is out now—says her relationship with social media is tricky.

“Sometimes it makes me hate myself. I don’t really know how to handle it.”

“I don’t have an Instagram obsession like a person that I’m obsessing about, but I do relate to the idea of getting kind of wrapped up in looking at other people’s stuff and feeling bad about yourself,” the 33-year-old actress says in an interview with The AV Club.

Plaza also says she’s had to take breaks from social media in the name of sanity. “I was on Twitter and then I got off it and then I’m back on it,” she says. “I have a very complicated relationship with the social media. I don’t really like to do it, but sometimes, you know, it’s kind of fun, and it’s a way to connect with people. But sometimes it makes me hate myself. I don’t really know how to handle it.”

So why’d she quit? “I think it was right around the election and it was right at the New Year, and I was just like, I don’t know, maybe I just don’t need to spend my energy there.” (But she willingly admits that when she books and is ready to promote a project, she’s happily back online. “Once I got some movies, I’m like, back on, baby,” she says.) Hey Aubrey, if you’re doing the digital thing right now, may we suggest some almost-as-cute-as-Champion Insta-dog awesomeness? Because: balance.

Plaza’s not the only celeb abstaining from late-night scrolling. Emma Stone says staying off social media helps with her anxiety, and Jennifer Aniston says she has no desire to live an Insta-perfect life

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

A Costco gym membership is super affordable

Costco’s gold medal of a fitness deal will get you in shape and save you hundreds annually

There’s a science-backed reason you have your best ideas in the shower

There’s a science-backed reason you have your best ideas in the shower

10 amazing wellness perks you didn't know you could get at Costco

10 amazing wellness perks you didn’t know you could get at Costco

jessica biel yoga

Jessica Biel’s fave yoga poses are hip-openers to combat tightness

getting over an ex

Can getting *under* one person really help you get over someone else?

Personality and bed-making

The biggest indicator of your personality type is definitely whether you make your bed each day