Protect Your "Feed"
Jan 13, 2020
What you see and hear impacts you more than you know.
Do you have that person that pops up on your Facebook feed that just gets under your skin? Maybe it even gets you agitated or angry?
Ever have that feeling linger?
Yep, me too.
Ever engage in an argument about their toxic post?
No comment. 😬
Do you stop to think about how this impacts your day?
We all need to.
If we are going to be the best people possible, we need to be careful about where we place our attention and energy. We need to "feed" ourselves less mess.
Here are 3 social media changes we can make to shift more positivity into our lives:
- Hide Negative/Toxic People
We all have those people in our lives. They antagonize, instigate drama, complain, and otherwise fill our page with negativity.
If you find yourself having negative feelings about a certain person's posts, click the three dots on any of their posts and then click "unfollow". You won't insult them because you didn't unfriend them but won't have to see their drama... and they won't be the wiser. You can do something similar on Instagram.
- Follow Good People
Find the best, most uplifting people in an area you are interested in and follow them.
Even better, for the absolute BEST people and pages on Facebook, go directly to their page and click the drop down box on the top right that says "following" and change it to "see first" and they will always appear at the top of your feed.
- Block Yourself
No, not really. But do "time block" your social media time. You can be careful to keep from diving into a social media blackhole by quickly telling Siri or the Google Assistant to set a timer for 30 minutes and then commit to stopping when the alarm goes off.
This gives you the subliminal cue to spend time on the most important people in your social feed.
When you properly curate your social media feed, you'll be surprised by how much better you feel.
To get you started, try the Good Newspaper here: https://www.facebook.com/goodgoodgoodco/
They have positive news stories each day.
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