I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and I really wanted to write a little piece about it on the blog, as I’m sure someone out there has experienced something similar in regards to social media.
Lately, for me, I’m just seeing way too much of the stuff that I dislike or don’t relate to, or simply find really upsetting. So here’s what I’ve done about it because things have got to change, and being mindful in the content I consume is something that’s very important to me.
There is always a few opinions about whether it is ‘acceptable’ to unfollow, which of course I think it is, you do you. There isn’t a rule to abide by if something is affecting you negatively. But if that feels too harsh, mute is a god-send. Plus, I’m pretty sure they don’t know that they are muted either.
Sometimes I don’t want to offend or upset anyone, but their tweets are a bit too much for me to read, so I mute them and I can carry on seeing more positive stuff that inspires and uplifts me. You can also ‘ban’ particular words on Twitter which is something I’ve done recently and worked well.
Ah, this next bit is the good stuff.
Seek out the things that feel good to you. Go on a follow spree of new amazing accounts on Instagram, find some new blogs to read on your commute, and engage in people who you find motivating!
The internet can be a super positive place if we use it well. Bask in the internet inspiration you surround yourself in. Let it spur you on to keep doing your thing.
PUT YOURSELF FIRST + BE KIND
If you get mid-way down an article that’s gone viral, but you don’t like the vibe it’s giving, stop reading. And if you spend a few mornings on the Daily Mail, don’t judge yourself! But next time, try and catch yourself in the habit if it makes you feel icky.
If you want a day offline, do it.
It’s so important to look after ourselves. Have you ever thought about how many things we are reading every single day that might influence our lives without us knowing it? Lets keep it the right stuff.
What steps do you do to consume content mindfully?