Remember, you don’t have to respond to everything you disagree with.
No degree with be given for winning a debate on social media. Most internet trolls are hiding from their reality by attempting to control yours through negativity. It’s okay to disagree and keep scrolling.
Live in the moment
Photos and videos have their place, but awareness of the present moment is crucial to your connections and experiences! A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology by Tamira et.al. reports that media usage could even change or reduce memories of life events. So, have fun taking pictures of your good, just don’t forget to enjoy it too.
Connect before you compare
Social media is the great revealer of insecurity and competition. It was easier to mask things with dial-up, now high pixelated filters and wifi has given many individuals the wrong kind of motivation. Swallow these harsh truths:
Everyone can’t be influencer.
Everyone can’t be famous.
Everyone can’t wear the same hair style or color.
Everyone can’t wear the same designer.
Everyone can’t afford the same thing.
Everyone won’t have the same opportunity.
And it’s ok! Make peace with the life you have. I promise you, making peace with the life you have is easier than covering someone else’s.
Follow people that bring you joy
A plethora of social media accounts post content that is highly curated and may represent lifestyles and attitudes that don’t exist. To account for this, consider limiting the number of people you follow on social media. This could mean only following those who are close to you, make you feel good, and will be there when you need them.
Set usage limits for social media
If you are not fully conscious of how you are using social media, it’s all too easy to slip into momentary bouts of anxiety due to comparisons. Take control of your life and your focus. There’s more to life than what you can post next! Set a limit and stick to it.
Dr. Dee Evans, CEO of Koinonia Training and Consulting
Dr. Dee Evans is an internationally recognized consultant and celebrity life coach. She has been awarded several leadership awards and she is a respected educator and Christian leader. She is the author of several books, which include: "God, I'm Disappointed, Procrastination: A Kingdom Perspective on the Theology of Work". Connect with Dr. Dee Evans by visiting the links below.