Do you let social media affect your day? Before Facebook and Twitter, if someone was talking about you (or ignoring you) you might not hear about it for a while – or ever. Unless you overheard a conversation at school, a friend told you, or you spoke to that person directly, how could it affect you?
Now, with social media, everything is happening right in front of you. If someone posts a nice (or rude) comment about you, you’ll see it. If the tweet you thought was so brilliant is never retweeted, you’ll know. So in essence, social media can make or break your day – if you let it.
My advice: do not take social media too seriously. Online interaction forces you to find out about things interpersonal communication might not subject you to. If you spend too much time with something, it’s bound to have an impact. Don’t let social media effect how you feel, because you’ll end up on an emotional roller coaster that seems impossible to get off.
My challenge to you: take a little vacation away from social media this summer. I love social media just as much as the next person, but everyone needs time away from the things they love, right? Trust me- you’ll come back to your Facebook feed feeling refreshed. At the beginning of summer I drove across the country from Florida to California. On 1-10 West through Texas there is zero phone service and believe it or not- I survived the 10 hour day without Instagram!
Do you accept my social media vacation challenge?