The controversial side of social media, however, is the fact that it is an open, uncensored, all-access tool and nearly anything goes, and with one tool, anyone is able to access it all. Many believe that this poses a threat to our influence. Hot topics and viral videos crowd our feeds whether we prefer it or not, explicit content plays automatically on some feeds, some platforms encourage dangerous discretion and dishonesty, and there's seemingly no limit to what can be posted. How can we indulge in social media without unwanted, negative influences bombarding our view? Read on for 5 ways to use social media without being negatively influenced.
5 Ways to Use Social Media Without Negative Experience
Tweak Your Interests. Social media is a great way to find and connect with your interests, and people who are interested in what you are interested in. This is a way to build an effective and inspiring timeline. Intentionally rebuild your social media environment to work as a tool for you that only puts you in your best mood and mindset.
Find a Focus. Why do you use social media? Are you looking to establish yourself as a social media mogul? To connect with friends and family? To keep up with news and social occurrences? To gain businesses following? Keep your ultimate focus in mind whenever you log on and try not to stray away from it.
Take a Break. Take a break from social media sometimes. It's easy for anyone to become obsessed. If you're living your life through social media, can't make a move without posting to social media, wake up and go to bed with social media, then it's definitely time forna break. Try to set a time limit, avoid using social media after certain hours, or take a weekend break from social media.
Don't Believe Everything You Read and See....Like, Seriously. It's so easy to get caught up in focusing on other people's lives, living in fear because of false news, feel that you aren't enough, or get caught up in gossip because of heavy dosages of false reality presented on social media. Take everything on social media with a grain of salt. It's none of what you think it is!
By: Saudia M.