27 Oct Three Secrets to Social Media Boundaries
Three Secrets to Social Media Boundaries
When you are reading blogs, or posts that appear on your social media feeds, do you feel drained afterward? Reading the news, even personal news from friends and family can create a connection emotionally to the events expressed. Boundaries are something we think about when working or communicating with people face to face, yet we can also use boundaries on social media. We are often bombarded with information on certain topics, as well as sometimes negative of aggressive comments surrounding these topics. What can we do to stay positive and step away from negativity?
- Choose To Follow or Not to Follow
Many of us follow friends, family, or celebrities on social media. We use this platform to connect with like minds as well as people we rarely see face to face. This is a wonderful tool, yet we can often disagree with the posts shared by people we care for. When a dear friend shares something you do not agree with, is it worth the friendship to block this person from your life, or maybe it is just time to filter out a rare post or two.
- The Web of Friends and Foes
Because social media is so interconnected we can find ourselves connected with – and reading posts from – friends of friends. Often this is a great way to expand our circle, yet at other times we can feel we are connected to negative or mean spirited people. This does not mean we have to “unfriend” or block our friends, yet it is okay to mention your concerns, with love, to your friends and create healthy boundaries.
- “Friends” vs Friends
Quite often we see ourselves or others as being internet famous or social media popular when we see thousands of friends listed on a profile. Consider however how many of the people on that list would be there for you in the real world? Create personal boundaries on social media time to get out and meet your neighbors and have a coffee with a friend. Face to face communication fosters a much deeper connection to others.
If you follow me on social media, yet we have never met face to face, come to one of my events or workshops!
I would love to meet you! Shine on!