The Ways to guard Your Psychological State Against Instagram Envy Nonetheless, sometimes cooler, logical heads don’t prevail when confronted with breathtaking pictures that simultaneously dazzle and discourage. Even for the most level-headed person, it’s all too easy to forget that social media marketing is a distorted, filtered form of life. A postdoctoral fellow at the University of Houston for a reality check, consider your own Instagram feed, says Mai-Ly Nguyen Steers, Ph.D. Does it reflect your daily life completely?