HOW TO BE MORE POSITIVE ONLINE

 

I feel like the online world could always use a bit more positivity. That’s very like me to say such a statement.

I’ve conjured up a few little ways that you could make your online space a tiny bit more positive, only if you want to, (of course)…

 

THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU POST

I know the great thing about social media, and Twitter specifically, is that you can post instantly. Whatever you want to say, within a few seconds it can be out there forever.

For me personally, I try to refrain from posting negative statements online, as it never makes me feel very good. In fact, if I’m in a shitty mood and want to have a rant all over Twitter, it actually makes me feel a lot worse. Does anyone else get this?

 

GET IT OUT IN REAL LIFE

Having a step back, even having a rant to a loved one about the situation can be much better. Plus, who wants to go down their own timeline seeing their own constant moaning? Not me. There’s not much else that can bring you back to earth than when people reply to your moany tweet with #firstworldproblems.

 

FOLLOW PEOPLE YOU INSPIRE YOU

 

I hugely benefit from following positive people online, and I find that it makes me more positive in turn too. Yes we’re all granted a moan from time to time, but some people complain about anything, and make me want to immediately unfollow. Life is good, girl!

 

GO OFFLINE

This is a bit contradictory, but sometimes the best thing to do in terms of staying positive is limiting your time online. Whenever I feel down, I tend to leave my phone alone, and do some things that make me happier.

I really like using my blog and social media platforms as a positive place, so if I’m not feeling that cheery, I’m surely not going to fake it. It’s always mentioned in research that people who spend more time offline are generally happier human beings, and I can see why that makes sense.

If I have to stay offline for a few more hours a day to be more positive when I’m actually on there, I’m gonna do it.

 

How do you stay positive online?

 

 

 

 

 

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  • I totally agree with all your points Natalie! It’s always better to think before you Tweet or post anything online. And you’re right, venting to someone IRL is so much better. Nothing wrong with a moany tweet once in a while but if it becomes a habit, then it’s not the best. I’m also with you on following positive people online, it really does make you think positively. xx
    Coco Bella Blog

    • Thank you so much for reading & leaving a lovely comment! I’m so glad you liked the post xxx

  • I love following people who inspire me! It’s what motivates me every day 🙂 I feel like I don’t really see much twitter drama or anything like that and for me the online space is pretty positive which I feel very lucky to say! XX

    Frances Kaleigh | Style Beauty Travel

    • YES! I really don’t like twitter drama or how it makes me feel.. xx

  • Following people who inspire you is a big one! Great post x

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

  • This post is so important and definitely one everyone needs to read! The online world can be a very negative place and if you’re feeling negative inside, it can be harmful for your own happiness and wellbeing to be constantly consuming it. I like to switch off for a few hours each day, particularly in the evening and just enjoy living in the moment. Fab post as always xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • Definitely! If I don’t feel very good on a particular day, seeing negative things on my timeline is really triggering xxx

  • Following people that inspire you is the GREATEST piece of advice EVER. I’ve been a hate-follower in the past (following someone whose content I can’t stand, but I don’t unfollow them for fear of starting drama), but at the end of the day – why should we follow people we don’t like/look up to? Like, what’s the point?!

    Sharni xo
    A Girl & Grey

    • Thats so true! Especially people who seem to irritate you, I just HAVE to click unfollow! Sometimes its nothing even to do with them personally! x

  • I love this post, it’s so important and feels like one that everybody needs to read! I think it’s so important to only follow people who inspire you, as it just really helps your overall mood xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  • Diana Maria

    This is such a wonderful and true post! Taking a break when you really need one can do wonders. I love following people who inspire me and post positive things, it helps so much when you don’t feel too optimistic at times! You are definitely one of them! Have a wonderful day xx

    Sending love & light your way,

    My Lovelier Days

    • Thats true, I love the cheerleading that goes on online, it can really make you feel better! Aw, thank you SO much Diana! xxx

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  • Meghan Baxter

    Yes! I’m working on keeping a positive presence online, particularly on my personal Twitter (aka rant feed).
    Thanks for the tips!

    Meghan | The Lipstick Philosopher

    • I’m with you on the twitter feed! Sometimes I forget to think before I tweet!

  • samara marshall

    I am so loving your tips! I always want to be more positive in life and on my own blog as well so I will definitely will be taking your advice!!

    Samara | themarshallwardrobe.BlogSpot.com

  • There has been SO much negativity online recently that I think it’s extra important to be positive there too. Twitter rants make me feel better in the moment, but always a bit rubbish afterwards!

    Steph – http://www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

    • Same, I always want to delete my tweets after! I usually just moan to the BF haha

  • What a lovely post – you’re such a positive presence on social Natalie! I definitely have a tendency to moan at times but (hopefully) in a fairly lighthearted way; because you’re right, life is good, for me at least. Going offline is SO important and I do find that I am happier when I have spent less time staring at a screen, I can then return to the online world in a much better frame of mind xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • Thank you so much Sophie, thats definitely my aim on social media so I’m so happy you think that. I love having a few hours off in the day and I’ve also tried to stop scrolling at 10pm for the past few nights and its worked WONDERS! Plus I’ve fallen to sleep so much quicker too! x