Social Media and You
Posted on August 15th, 2017
Social media platforms abound. From Instagram to Snapchat, Facebook to Twitter, there’s so many ways to stay connected. Social media has lots of perks but it also comes with a list of negatives. It disconnects us from the present moment and becomes too easy to compare ourselves to what seems like other people’s perfect lives. I use social media to promote wellbeing and positive lifestyle habits so I’m often online. I love social media but it’s also easy to go down the rabbit hole of negative thinking.
Here’s how to keep social media on the plus side:
Follow inspirational people
Follow people who post stuff that excite, motivate and uplift you. There are many cool and inspiring individuals on social media that will ensure you have a plethora of good vibes.
This is hard but take time to go on social media and then make time to turn off. Instead of being connected while eating breakfast or dinner, choose to focus on every bite. Social media is great for capturing amazing moments but then we have to remember to actually live them! Take that picture of your glass of rose by the beautiful ocean, but then remind yourself to actually breathe in the salt air and enjoy your drink. Snap a cute picture when you’re out with your girls, but don’t forget to get your boogie on and be present with your crew!
Post for you, not the likes.
Use social media to express genuine feelings, thoughts and emotions. You don’t have to be an open book and broadcast your problems to the world but there is a sense of fulfillment that comes when you post something that feels real and truthful to you. The post is more than just getting likes because it’s important to you and comes from your heart.
And don’t let likes determine your worth! By choosing to be real, you are genuine and authentic in a world where so many are trying to be the same. Embrace you because that is your unique super power! Besides, you never know who you will inspire and how it could change their life!
Finally, it’s a good idea to be more mindful when spending time on social media along with a social media cleanse for your own good health from time to time. There’s a balance between living in complete isolation and spending every moment connected online. It’s about finding equilibrium so that at the end of the day, social media is a positive influence and does not make you feel anything less than the beautiful warrior you are. #Modernspiritualyogi out.