Social media can be defined as the way in which an individual participates in social networking, or to be more precise, a way in which an individual becomes socially active. Social media has been evolving and changing through years, providing more improved and sophisticated platforms to connect. Although its undeniable that internet, especially social media has to its credit many negative aspects, if used in a proper way, it can also be enjoyed.
Among other ways in which you can enjoy social media, the one that stands prime for me is to stop comparing your life with others. As rightly said by the then President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, ‘comparison is the thief of joy’. When you compare yourself with others, your own value starts taking a lower ground.
While scrolling up the pictures of your friend who’s enjoying his/her vacations on a beach in Ibiza or enjoying some special day, it is likely for you to be somewhat envious. This is where you begin to be adversely affected by social media.
Here are a few tips on how to stop social media comparison: –
Comparison often comes through things that make us self-conscious. By scrutinizing things that affect your mind, you can avoid the negativities. Work on things that you feel can bother you and make your compare yourself with others.
There are some things on social media that may lead to a disconnection between you and your life. There might be certain accounts that make you feel inferior. There might be some things that make you envious. If you know what these triggers are, then avoiding them is the best way in which you can enjoy social media.
Make sure that you don’t spend too much time on social media, as it can affect your personal as well as your social life. Management of social media intake is very important. Designate a certain amount of time so that you can constructively utilize your time on social media.
Meditation helps you in focusing more on quietness and less on noise. When you feel that your social media session was in no way constructive, rather it was a waste of time, meditation is always the best escape. Accessing your thoughts and allowing them to come and go naturally will help you in eliminating everything that makes you envious.
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