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19 Dec

How to be Socially Wise & Mindful

It’s time to admit the personal overuse of social media, it comes with as many disadvantages as it does advantages so we must be in control of what we consume on a daily basis. Being mindful when it comes to choosing our physical social circle and your online social circle is equally as important.

We become a combination of the people we surround ourselves with the most. We pick up energies, language, attitudes and all kinds of personality traits. Our bestest of friends and even family members might generally have a negative impact on us, yet we absorb their behaviours and implement them to our own. You’ll only grow as far as you allow yourself so it’s crucial you spend time with the people that nurture your growth, physically and mentally.

So… what’s the difference between physical social circle and an online social circle?

Apart from having physical contact there’s not much difference at all, We operate our online platforms and have full control of who/what we follow and decide what we want to see on a day to day basis, just like we do in the real world too.

How to Manage Our Use of Social Media

 

Be Mindful of Who You Follow

Follow accounts that excite all factors of wellness, those that have similar interests to you, people that motivate & inspire you, accounts that make you feel good, accounts that dispense your passion/hobby and of course accounts that you really genuinely enjoy.

As soon as you find yourself mindlessly scrolling and not interacting purposefully then there’s something wrong… if you’re following accounts that make you feel envious and self-conscious then unfollow them. We shouldn’t be absorbing anything that makes us respond in a negative way, it’s easily done but can be avoided. Say goodbye to anyone that’s not adding value.

 

Don’t allow social media to be a distraction

There’s nothing happening on there that should distract you from doing your own thing. Focus on yourself and your life.

Turn off notifications – Schedule a timer on your apps so your time spent on them are limited – put your phone on silent/do not disturb mode.

 

Track the time you spend online

Set yourself aside certain points in the day to ‘catch-up’ with social media. Avoid doing it during important parts; waking up & before bed, whilst eating or whilst walking along the street and certainly avoid it whilst spending time with friends and family.

 

Stop getting in other peoples business

Don’t go reading other comments and don’t be checking other peoples likes…not only is this a waste of time, it’s mindless and negative. It has zero relevance to us at all yet we still find ourselves doing it, how bizzare?!

 

Final thoughts

Socialising should be fun and somewhat beneficial, if you’re not getting anything from it that’s not on a positive scale then it’s probably doing more damage than good. Think about what you want your feed to look like and delete/update accordingly – a little spring clean on the socials. As long as you take the reigns and intentionally choose to spend your time online that’s fine, just remember what your intentions are and align yourself with them.

Becky Carver

Becky is a lifestyle & wellness blogger currently living in Sydney on a working holiday visa all the way from Essex. She’s determined to make a positive change one post at a time through her online presence on social media and on her blog. She’s found her passion by reflecting on her own wellness journey and wants to inspire others to start theirs.

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