If you are anything like me, you are often on social media. Often this time spent on socials influences you via the kinds of things you see and read. Before I finally followed my own tips I’m about to present you with, I would always catch myself comparing myself to the people I follow, feeling envious of them, or just having a negative connotation in the back of my mind for the rest of the day because of something I saw.
I decided I didn’t want social media to have such a negative impact on me; after all, socials are meant to be a tool for expression, not something you use to impress people, right?
I went through all of my social media and followed these tips, and have truly been enjoying my socials soooo much more. They no longer have a negative impact on me, rather they inspire me.
6 Social Media Detox Tips
- Unfollow, unfriend, unlike all and any accounts, brands, and companies that no longer serve you. By eliminating accounts that no longer positively influence or inspire you will dramatically decrease the amount of negativity you feel from social media. It’s okay if you have outgrown an account or are no longer inspired or want to see their posts.
- Realize you don’t have to engage in all conversation. Just because you can say something, doesn’t mean you should. I full-heartedly believe in expressing yourself and your opinions, but if you know the person who’s post you are about to comment on will not receive it well, there is no reason to put your two cents in. Stay away from unnecessary negativity.
- Purge your own profiles. Whether it is a personal profile or business profile, review your biography or about page and make sure it expresses your true self genuinely.
- Turn off push notifications. If you don’t absolutely need push notifications on (i.e. for a business), then turn them off. You will be less tempted to get on social media if you aren’t constantly being urged to open it up and feel the impact of that media.
- Make your internet browser home page something that is important to you. Instead of setting the automatic page to the news set it to your blog, to a page with lots up cute puppy pictures, to Goodreads; anything that you love and that brings you happiness!
- Remember that social media is not everything, it is not reality. Unplug sometimes and get out or stay in; be present doing something instead of aimlessly scrolling and taking in unnecessary information at the speed of light.
With the rate at which our world is evolving and technology and platforms are changing, we literally have everything at the tip of our fingers. It is great to stay up to date with what is going on in the world, but make sure you are doing it in a conscious manner.
Let me know if you feel the same way about social media! Would you ever take place in a Social Media Cleanse?
with all the love and positive vibrations sent your way,
takayl, bona fide