Manjima Mohan recently went on a break on Instagram for a brief period. She now revealed why she decided to take a hiatus for her own sanity. She wrote, "Disclaimer: This is going to be a slightly long post so apologies for taking a few mins of your life (sic)."
Revealing the reason, Manjima wrote, "First of all, kudos to all those wonderful people out there for staying strong and helping each other during these tough times. Seeing such stories or posts on social media makes me happy and believe in humanity all over again! But there is something that's been bothering me for some time now (like for almost 5 years I would say). I have been asked about it in several interviews and by a lot of random people, how I deal with social media trolls/comments. I kept saying the very clichéd answer "Ignore negativity and focus on all the good stuff". Well, until recently, I realized I wasn't finding any "good" stuff, at least on my profile. Cos most of the comments were filled with anger/frustration/body shaming/calling names etc, etc... So I decided to take a break for my own mental sanity! While I was away, I managed to do a couple of stories to keep my insta family "ENGAGED" (still trying to figure out why they needed my stories and posts to keep them engaged in the first place!). I took a break to figure out why the comments which had never affected me before, was affecting me now. Well, taking a break didn't really help me find answers but I finally understood one thing very clearly! Me taking a break is not going to change these things. These things will keep happening. They will judge you, say means things, body shame you ( call you slim or fat or ugly or whatever), etc, etc... But finally, after all these years I really have decided to live my life without getting bothered by all of this. All these years I would have said that I ignore all these things but in reality, like many others out there, it was difficult for me to do it. It still is difficult at times but much less than before. The difference is that I was in complete denial of the fact that it was affecting me until it hit the peak! To all those people who always supported me genuinely no matter what, thank you so much for being so so kind. And to all those who didn't, please be kind to yourself so that you can be kind to others. Because the world needs kindness now more than ever before (sic)."