Social media wellness to practice
Have you ever felt so drained after scrolling through social media? Sometimes we tend to feel pressured and end up comparing ourselves with what we see online. We hope some of these social media wellness practices that we are about to share will help you leave a smarter digital footprint that in turn will help you feel good about yourself.
Focus on your content not the number of likes
There’s an unwritten effect that people are more inclined to feel anxious because they are fixated on seeing the numbers increase every time they post. That’s why when Instagram started hiding likes, many were against it. Instead, let’s focus on creating quality content that is aimed not to compete with other people. When you forget about the numbers, you will feel more at ease.
Create a socially responsible and authentic platform
Before sharing a certain news article, make sure that you read the whole thing not just the headlines, and that you have done proper fact check. There is nothing worst than being one of those people who spread fake news that can cause panic. Social media is such a powerful tool, so use it wisely. Put yourself and your well-being as the priority and live a digital life as if it’s the real world. Think of what you would and not do. Just because it's virtual doesn’t mean it's not real. Social media is an extension of who you are so be authentic as much as you can.
Block all the negativity
This is self-explanatory. You don’t need to dwell on things that are not good for your mental health, delete and block all the negativity. Don’t feel guilty about it because your wellness is more important than anything else. Self-love isn’t selfish, remember that.
Set a time limit when you're “online"
The best self-care that you can do is to limit your use of social media. This is why certain apps can tell you of how long you’ve been using it so that you can be aware and do something about it. Scrolling endlessly on social media takes off your productivity time and you will just end up feeling down.
Keep things private
Yes, social media is public but it doesn’t require you to share everything online. You don’t notice it but platforms like Instagram have the “Close Friends” option so you don’t have to broadcast
matters that you only want personal contacts to know of. Also, don’t forget to save things for yourself alone. Not everything is meant to be shared on social media.
Just like everything else, social media shouldn’t be used. Start with these social media wellness practices so you can enjoy your time online without sacrificing your well-being.