1897: Some Thoughts on Social Media by Randi Kay of Naturally Randi Kay on Mental Freedom
Some thoughts on social media by randy kaye of naturally randy k. Dot com. I recently at breakfast with a wonderful woman in town. Who told me that. She's not on social media at all. No facebook page. No twitter accounts. Nothing when hearing this. My initial reaction surprised me. It was not shock but envy. I was envious of her freedom. Or what seemed like freedom to me. No precious time wasted on mindless scrolling. No carrying about what you were missing out on no pressure to curate a beautiful fee that encapsulates a certain vehicle nomar of notifications. What a life. And it was with that reaction that him e my relationship with social media was getting way out of whack. Now i do love social media of always loved taking photos and capturing moments social media is a great outlet for those captured moments away to share them with the world before they would just stay files on my hard driver in boxes of photos and i love connecting with people all over the world and staying connected. Social media has made it so easy to stay in contact with family. Friends met while traveling or at conferences and can be a great way to meet new people that you can leader connect with in person but like all things is easy for it to get out of balance. I've been thinking a lot lately about my relationship with social media and if it's still a healthy one and with this post i invite you to do the same. After my out of revelation. I started paying closer attention to my social media habits. My day started and ended by checking social media. I would regularly interrupt daily tasks to check social media consciously and unconsciously. On the days i check social media more i found myself more. Anxious in my brain felt cluttered. I felt like my time on social media was over stressing my mind and therefore my body. We can only handle so much stimulation in a day. And if i was checking social media all my downtimes where was the space of restoration till it. My body and mind rest. I also felt this. Unspoken share everything. I did be worth sharing or not. It's like i started writing a journal entry and didn't want to leave out many of the details and even though i do try to be intentional about my posts the features on social media. Change to keep hooking you in the algorithms change they have to be more strategic if you want more views and likes and blah blah blah and this past week. I just felt tired. Like i didn't have the energy to post anything worthwhile. And with instagram's new snap stories. I found myself feeling tired by just opening up instagram. It's just become too too much. Anyone else feeling this way. I honestly hope that people are social. Media has been out of balance and people's lives for a while now. But i hope it's getting to a point where people are starting to notice how it is negatively affecting the way we function that is stressing us out more than providing some fun entertainment that it's keeping us from enjoying the present moment more than the fun of sharing that moment with the world starring to believe that we weren't built to be this connected. Now have so many people to be aware of to know that much about your life and to have you know this much about mine. Because i'm starting to feel the effects of superficial over connectedness. In my body in the way that i function and i notice it with my clients than other people to. We don't know how to fully relax. We have shorter attention spans. There's been a huge increase in social anxiety. Ironically we get a to likes and being in the know and we have body pain from sitting on a screen or looking down at a mobile device. I know a lot of people go on social media sabbaticals. They schedule them into their lives. Or they are constantly switching from being on it and not being on it. I personally don't wanna stop. being on. social media can be a lot of fun. I enjoy composing entries to go with photos from my life on instagram. I like sharing dorky. Things on snapchat like seeing what the people in my life are up to. I don't think it's bad or evil. But i do think it's something. We all need to keep in check. Start noticing your own habits and the role. It has your life. Notice how it affects your body. Does it take up too much time in your day who you follow. And are there pos lifting you up or are they. Filling brain with garbage is their lifestyle inspiring you or making you feel inadequate. Are you focusing too much on what is happening with the rest of the world instead of with those that are actually around you. Might you share. What you share. Are you trying to authentically connect. Are you sharing things of value. Or he trying to prove something about yourself to the world push a belief onto someone are creating barriers instead of connection with. What you post. Are you satisfied with one or two social media outlets re trying to be everywhere all of the time i know this seems like is turning into a not so fun version of twenty questions but asking yourself. All of these questions can be very valuable so here are some more. What really do you want to be filling your time with. What else could you accomplish with that time. What deeper connection could he be forming with someone in person or over the phone.