Spring is finally here! Depending on where you live, this can be a big deal. In New England, it’s definitely a thing to be celebrated. So let in the fresh air and start cleaning and clearing those winter vibes away! This includes your social media accounts.
Just like friends, who you follow on social media can greatly affect your mood and well-being. Whichever platform you choose can be catered to cultivate happiness and positivity. There are accounts/profiles that seek to promote the good things in life rather than false news, drama, and trauma. It’s hard not to find yourself scrolling incessantly and getting lost, and when you come out on the other side, you don’t feel too good about life. If you are to be on social media you can transform it into a learning platform, all you need to do if follow accounts that interest you, inspire and motivate you.
Delete the people that don’t add value to your life.
Whether they are friends you no longer talk to or people from previous jobs/school/etc., if they do not impact your life in a positive way, unfriend/unfollow them. I know when I used to do this, I would feel guilty for unfriending them on social media. It seemed like such a silly thing to feel guilty over considering I was never really friends with them to begin with. And 99.9% of the time, they won’t even notice. If you do have reservations about deleting them, ask yourself why. Do you have a history with them? Are they a past lover and you want to keep tabs on? Did you add them even though you met them once? Do they contribute anything to you at this moment?
Delete the accounts that feed shadow feelings.
Some people talk about everything that’s wrong/bad in the world. They’ll post things about animal abuse, what’s going on in the news, the drama in their lives, other people’s drama, etc. You don’t need that. Nobody needs that. Delete them and see the negativity disappear.
Add accounts that post things that help make you a better person.
Do you like learning a different language? Is there a hobby you’ve always wanted to pick up? Search for profiles that cater to things that make you smarter and inspire to spread positivity.
Add accounts that post things that make you happy.
Do you like animals? Follow a lot of animal accounts. Do you like books? Follow some book clubs. Crystals? Flowers? There’s an account for that! Choose accounts/people that make you feel good.
Cleaning up and deleting accounts that no longer serve you is so great for your mental health. For an extra challenge, try limiting the time on social media altogether. That may be easier said than done, but if you spend time cultivating things you like to do offline, you’ll be so busy you won’t need to be on your phone 🙂 Please share if you did some spring cleaning and how it made you feel! I look forward to hearing from you.
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