16, 02, 2016
Just about everyone and everything is online now that at times it all can be quite overwhelming whether we like to admit it to ourselves or not. You can know about a person’s every move – where they have been, what they are thinking, and even what they are doing that very second. With all this free information, often at times it feels as though the word ‘mystery’ has lost its significance. Social media can get out of hand so here are a few ways to get through your feed without letting it get in your hair.
1 – Know that a lot of it is set up
Especially with models, bloggers, or anyone else in a more social media based industry – know that a lot of what you see is made out to look a certain way to the public. As a blogger myself I admit to applying and putting on my best makeup, hair, outfits just to go scouting for the best locations to take photos for my blog and other social media platforms. Photos may appear to be perfect only because they were made to look perfect. Even if it’s not photos from a photoshoot that are posted online, know that the rest of the what you see could also be the following:
2 – These are the best moments captured
No matter who you are we all always want to put our best foot forward. Some of us always want people to see what exciting things we’re doing and generally how interesting and social we are. You’re feed may often be flooded with photos of your friends’ exotic vacations, food from trendy restaurants, and/or of them having a blast surrounded by lots of people at parties or music festivals. I can tell you, not even the wealthiest of people have such an exciting life on a day to day basis. All these great moments were great at that moment and just happened to be captured for others like you to see.
3 – Don’t compare and obsess
With everything you can see nowadays it takes a very strong person to not get even the slightest envious of others. When you see someone doing something you’ve always dreamt of doing it can sometimes pull you back with jealousy which isn’t healthy especially when it becomes obsessive. The best thing you can do for yourself is to use that energy as a goal and concentrate on what you’re doing instead. When you’re living your life and making your own memories the thought of others will less likely even cross your mind.
4 – Take digital detoxes
Having your Instagram, Facebook, or Snapchat notify you about every single update can sometimes get unbearable. With some of us it may reach a point where we’re constantly always on our phones and computers checking and seeing what others are posting. This is why I believe a digital detox is needed every now and then. It can be for a few days, weeks, or even months but just doing it makes a whole lot of a difference. You will not only be surprised with how and what you can spent your valuable time on, but you will also appreciate and be more grateful about your surroundings.
5 – If you can’t handle it, delete it
If you’ve completed multiple digital detoxes and still find yourself always going back to square one then it’s probably best to hit the delete button. Just because everyone is online or on every social media platform possible doesn’t mean you need to stick around as well. Some people can handle it while others can’t (which isn’t at all a bad thing). After all it’s just social media and it’s nothing serious that you can not live without.
What do you do when social media becomes overwhelming?