In a world where perfectionism is idolized, it’s far too easy to fall into a mindset of thinking that your life isn’t all that great and never will be. Every social media feed is filled with aesthetically pleasing adventures, purchases, and perfect relationships. Instead of living life, it seems as if we are all too focused on leading a life that is worth posting.
When I get distracted by others’ highlight reels, my grateful attitude fades and compared to everything I see on social media, my life suddenly feels bleak and bland. My experiences don’t seem to hold a candle to the grandiose experiences they’re having. We’re stepping into dangerous territory when these thoughts start to cloud our minds.
One way to step out of this mindset is to clean up your social media accounts. Here’s how to use social media for your good:
When you see reoccurring posts from the same account that don’t bring you joy, don’t inspire you, or all around make you feel less-than, IMMEDIATELY unfollow or unfriend. If it’s a Facebook friend and unfriending would make things awkward, you can always unfollow them there or hide their posts.
I had no idea how many positive accounts were available to me until I purposefully starting searching for them. Loads of accounts that share nothing but good news, uplifting quotes, scriptures etc. are all accessible to you with a push of a button. Instead of Instagram being a place that once filled you with envy, you can make it your own personal cheerleader.
I love memes. LOVE.THEM. However, following 10+ meme accounts is just a recipe for disaster. It’s way too easy for me to keep scrolling through them all for much longer than anticipated. Although I love and appreciate them, it’s a necessary break up if I want to be productive.
Weed through your kryptonite accounts by only following your top three…or five..let’s make it five. Your time is valuable and endlessly scrolling through E! News’ Insta is a waste of time (speaking to myself here, too), so I suggest setting a timer for 10-15 minutes every couple of hours. Short intervals throughout the day allow you to get a little positive boost of encouragement throughout the day from those positive accounts you started following. 😉
A Few of My Favorite Accounts Include:
Some Great Words
Social media is a tool that we can use to help us or hinder us. Will you use it as an unnecessary distraction, or as your own personal cheerleader?! It will be whatever you make it, so purposefully follow accounts that encourage you, will give you a boost, and offer great advice or inspiration!
watchJanuary 31, 2021
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