Social media and the internet have blessed us with accessibility to so much information. The downside is it can be overwhelming. To help you out, we want to remind you of the following:
- People Tend to ‘Flex on The Gram’
- You Control What You See on Your Social Feeds
- The Purpose of Social Media is to Network
We are expected to be entrepreneurs, dancers, chefs, parents, travelers, fit, and therapists before 21.
While achieving all of these may not be impossible. It cannot be done (appropriately) simultaneously. It may not even align with who you are in this moment or where you want to be.
Sometimes, the noise from the outside world distracts us from our personal ambitions and dreams.
That’s perfectly fine.
We will all get distracted at some point. However, we have to go back ask ourselves, ‘are these things aligned with me?’
Trying different things is necessary to learn about yourself. When we see we aren’t aligned and neglect change that causes static.
This can manifest itself as frustration, disappointment, and even jealousy.
Whatever your emotions may be, always remember a few things when on social media:
- Avoid categorizing emotions as ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ Instead, accept them and address them.
- Stay in your own lane. No matter what everyone else is doing.
People Tend to ‘Flex on The Gram’
Since you are free to post what you like. People can give whatever version of themselves that they want. Even if it isn’t honest.
Avoid comparison with profiles because it isn’t real life.
9 times out of 10, people avoid sharing bad experiences. They may not find it of value to share that they aren’t perfect.
Not to mention, your energy is best spent when you’re investing in yourself.
Reminder: Social media is one BIG filter on life.
You Control What You See on Your Social Feeds
It eats me alive when I hear people complaining about things they see on their feeds.
If you’re triggered by content: unfollow or block the source of the triggering content.
I mean they were created for a reason!
These actions of ‘block’ and ‘unfollow’ hold more weight when you think.
Tip: Clean up your social media every few months.
The Purpose of Social Media is to Network
One of my favorite micro-influencers, who happens to be a bomb black woman entrepreneur, Koereyelle DuBose always says: “Your network is equal to your net worth.”
If 75% of your social media network posts about crate challenges, liabilities, and other trending topics. You’re wasting valuable opportunities to build yourself.
This doesn’t mean blocking and unfollowing peers or your favorite influencers. However, keep this in mind as you scroll through your feed.
Try to connect with people who will elevate and uplift you on all levels.
Tip: Only follow 5 of your favorite influencers. Leave the rest to networking, family, and friends.
What are some positive things that you like to do when on social media?
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