Social media is a great thing. However, it can also be overwhelming and consuming. When I was a kid, I didn’t have the burden of social media and computers were only just being brought into our lifestyles. We used to play outside, do arts and crafts, read more and talk. We now live in a world where we are on our phones more than ever. But what is too much social media consumption?
Mental health is so important and yet we are not doing ourselves any favours by self-comparison and imposter syndrome. Social media plays a huge part in people’s own well-being. By decreasing your digital intake, you will feel more at ease in yourself and live in the moment more.
We have lost that face to face human connection that social media replaces. Don’t get me wrong, I am an introvert but even introverts like actual human conversation too.
Social Media Is Good
It’s not all bad and that’s why people use it! I constantly get inspired by others and this drives my motivation and excitement for life. I also think connecting and building a community online is fulfilling mentally.
How Much Time?
Check out this Huffington Blog Post in which it recommends 30 minutes per day on social media. Being a blogger, obviously I spend more time than most on social media and so I feel I can’t limit my intake that much! However, I can limit what I consume and focus more on creating content.
I hope this blog has been insightful and has made you reflect on how you are going to go forward with social media. Obviously, I LOVE social media and so I think cutting it out is unrealistic to our modern lifestyles. However, we can limit what we follow, focus more on what WE post, and if a social media account is not making you feel positive, then you have the POWER to unfollow. Only follow what makes you happy and try to live IN THE MOMENT a little more. You can have your cake and eat it too (just not as big a slice)!
I’d be really interested to hear your thoughts on this topic in the comments below! Let me know your views on this. How do you plan to go forward with social media?