So through simply being online, I came across this article about “social media wellness.” First, I didn’t even know that was an actual term. After the initial processing, I realized this term actually makes sense. Our screen time has increased thanks to Covid, but so has the concept of mindfulness. So why not combine the two and enforce habits of digital mindfulness in these testing times? It’s about time we learn to bring a balance with our time on social media so we don’t completely lose ourselves. So here are a few tips to increase your Social Media Wellness.
DMs are your Friend: Whether you’re a casual user or a content creator, social media platforms are very public and you can communicate with multiple people at once. However, to remove any anxiety that comes from public comments, make the choice to communicate in private: DMs, whatsapp, you name it! Use those private messaging options to communicate what you’d like!
Be Authentic: We’re in an era where we have to keep it real-so be authentic. If a fancy instagram trend doesn’t work with your personality or brand, DON’T DO IT. I’ll give you a small example: when IGReels launched in India, I was so confused I didn’t even play around with them until I was totally ready. Therefore, I took my time to get oriented with them and figure out how I wanted to make the reels work for me.
Curate your Feed: One of the biggest blessings of social media is you can curate your feed. You can decide who to follow and/or interact it. So definitely take advantage of that. If there is an account that does not make you feel good simply unfollow and/or block. Your mental health is way more important than who you’re following. Therefore, if an account is disrupting your mental peace, then remove it.
Be Positive: There is a lot of negativity in the world. You don’t need to add to it. Use your social media to foster positive, uplifting relationships. Its not only beneficial for others but it helps you feel better about the world as well. So ensure you create a positive place for yourself and others on social media.
So these are just a few tips that help with social media wellness. Being mindful of our time on such platforms will significantly impact our mental health. Therefore, next time you’re scrolling through your Instagram, adopt some of these habits and things will automatically get better!