Today we live in a society which is always switched on, and seemingly always attached to our phones. Much of what we talk about revolves around something going viral on social media or what somebody uploaded on Instagram. Whilst this is great, it can often sometimes be too much for people and can leave some social media users feeling overwhelmed.
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We love social media and think it’s great for sharing and networking globally but if there are times when you ever feel like it’s a bit too much for you, then we have out together some tips to make sure you continue to have a healthy relationship with social media and enjoy using it.
Don’t Believe Everything You See
People will only put the good parts of their lives on social media. Most people aren’t on holiday 24/7 and instead probably live pretty regular lives. Those that to appear to travel all over the world living the dream, remember that their posts are probably filtered or it’s taken them 200 attempts to get that one shot. Just take everything with a pinch of salt and remember that people are only showing you a small snippet of their lives online.
Do What’s Best For You
If someone you follow isn’t benefiting you by inspiring you or making you feel good, don’t feel guilty for unfollowing someone or blocking them. Life’s too short to tolerate people being abusive online so just take the step to remove them. Also if you do feel a bit tired of seeing people who don’t inspire you to make positive changes then unfollowing them will really take a weight off your shoulders.
Also, social media channels can make it inevitable that you are going to see bad news as people will share traumatic events so people are aware, rather than happy events. If you want to ignore the news that is fine if you feel like it impacts you badly.
Tailor Who You Follow
We’ve talked about unfollowing, blocking and removing negativity from your life, try following people who inspire you instead. There are some great online communities tailored to your interests. Follow your favourite authors or musicians or people who spread positive messages! You want to feel great using social media and you can tailor your experience to you.
Consciously Turn Off
Make sure you’re not glued to your phone 24/7. Enjoy the present more by simply turning your phone off, even if it’s for an hour. If you go out with friends you’ll notice you’re much more present without the distraction of a phone and will be a better listener and communicator. We guarantee you’ll have a much better time if you do this!
Get Better Rest
Staying on your phone in bed scrolling through social media can stop you getting a good night’s sleep. We’ve all heard before that the blue light on your phone keeps you awake, but also seeing social media posts you don’t want to see before bed could leave you stressed. We recommend turning your phone off or not going on it around an hour before you get into bed so you’re relaxed and ready to have a good night’s sleep. It’ll help you switch off.
We hope this has helped you to take a step back from being switched on all the time and has given you ideas on how to have a healthy relationship with social media.