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Time for a Social Media Cleanse?

While it might take practice, it could be beneficial to try something new in your social media routine…

In last week’s #WellnessWednesday post, we discussed how mindfulness can help foster a more positive online experience. This week, we will continue the conversation and consider what to do about your (maybe more negative) reactions from social media feed.

If you are seeking a change in your online experience, consider the following recommendations:

  • If you notice yourself questioning the quality of your own life after viewing your friends’ highlight reels, consider muting their posts and/or stories. 
  • If you find yourself stressed after catching up on news accounts, consider muting, limiting posts or completely unfollowing for a period of time. 
  • If you feel more engaged with celebrities’ personal lives rather than your own, reflect on how this might result in a comparison game and decrease your satisfaction with life. Try unfollowing accounts that no longer resonate with you and finding others that share positive and realistic messages. 
  • If you desire a deeper cleanse, consider deleting certain social media apps off your devices, even just temporarily. See how this makes you feel, knowing you can always reconnect if needed.

A FREE two-hour workshop called, Girls on the Web: Wellness and Social Media, will be available free of charge from 4:00-6:00 pm on February 26th, at Carizon (645 Westmount Rd. E. location). Please call 519-743-6333 to sign up!