Right now many people have their guard up when using social media, so much that they end up not making use of the platforms as it should. The wold has been a global village for a long tie and not being engaged in the village matters may cost you a lot.
Right now, you cannot afford to be ignorant over things that are happening, where else can we find this information apart from social media. Just like medication, social media is good when consumed when, where and how appropriate. If used wrongly it will bring more harm than good.
Here’s how to make the best of social media
1.Unfollow those cause you to have a heartache
There is no law on who to follow or unfollow, it’s your choice don’t feel pressured to follow people who make you feel bad about yourself.
Some people just have a way of making others feel unworthy on the socials. If someone’s content is making you question your existence, find the unfollow button and make use of it. This is not being jealous, if someone is doing good, that’s good for them, it should inspire you to put in work too.
2. Don’t spend all your time on social media
Too much of something is dangerous, this applies even to social media. Nothing good ever comes from social media addiction. Do not let your phone be the first thing you reach for when you wake up and the last thing you touch before you sleep.
3. Social media detox
Take some time off the socials. It is not until you take some time off, that you will discover how much pressure social media puts on you. We can bet on this. The first day will be the hardest, but once you get to the routine of not checking your updates, life will be so much better. Refusing to come back after a good long detox is a very real possibility. But even if you do come back, you will not be the same. This is because you will have realised there is a whole lot to discover outside your phone.
4. Do not compare yourself to others
People don’t post their struggles on their walls. They only post the carefully crafted, filtered and staged highlights. You never see beyond the façade of perfection. When you compare yourself to them, you are actually comparing your real life to someone else’s few best moments. Some of these perfect people have it worse than you in real life. Once you realize this, you will start taking what people post with a pinch of salt.