How To Practice Mindfulness While Using Social Media

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You may not like social media, or you may love it.
If you’re anything like most people, it’s a little bit of both! After all, it
can be a lot of work. Not only can we waste our lives away on it, but it also
makes us vulnerable to engaging with harmful content and unhealthy

On the other hand, there’s a lot to like about it.
When you have friends and family worldwide, social media is a great way to stay
in touch with them. It’sIt’s hard for many people to figure out how to 
use social
media in a mindful way
 and with the
proper care. Is there a healthy way to use it that encourages community and
connection without all the extra baggage? Let’sLet’s find out.

Decide What You Want To Achieve

Stop, take a moment to remind yourself that your
ultimate goal is to have a pleasant experience with social media.

Remember To Keep Your Focus On The Here And

Being present is the only way to actually feel happy,
and the more you do this, the less negativity will rub off on you. Make it a
sensory experience. Observe the sensations of your fingers contacting on the
screen, how comfortable your seat is, and the cadence of your breath to avoid
getting bogged down by your thoughts.

Do Some Spring Cleaning On Your Feed

Make a conscious decision to replace the negative
with the positive. Taking this into consideration will significantly impact
your psyche if you accidentally stumble across any unfavorable content. 
Whoever you choose to follow is entirely within your power, so surround yourself
with things that make you feel good about yourself. 


Let Go Of Perfectionism

You may start to convince yourself that many likes
equal affirmation and that the more likes you get, the more valued or respected
you are, or that not getting likes somehow indicates that no one likes you. But
the truth is, to be truly happy, you must be at peace knowing that what you’re
posting is purely for your own enjoyment and not the approval of others. 

However, consider seeing a licensed therapist if
you’re having trouble letting go of your inner critic. Visit 
BetterHelp to learn more. 

Post Pleasant Or Helpful Content

This applies to both posting and commenting. Is what
I post positive? YES Avoid complaining, arguing, and bad conversations. This
can be draining not only for you but also for your viewers. 

Every time you go online, commend or thank one or two
people. Try to transmit love and good vibes, not just for the benefit of others
but also for your own mental health!

Not to say that we should ignore negative things or
hide or suppress our true feelings, but to prevent sliding further into
pessimism, we should try to see things positively.

Approach Social Media Without Judgement 

Even though we all know it’s important, are we truly
doing it? The repercussions of being judgmental are essential to keep in mind.
When you harbor unkind thoughts about people, you suffer emotionally, not the
other person.

Always keep in mind that bad feelings are the result
of negative thinking. If you want to feel good about yourself, you need
think positively about
other people. If you ever find yourself passing judgment on another individual,
consider three virtuous characteristics that person has going for them.


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