I have been thinking a lot about life and about what it all means. I have noticed that I have been quite a bit consumed with social media and I don’t like it one bit. I don’t like it because I feel that if you are always on social media you forget to enjoy your real life. You forget who you are, what you love and what you are doing. Right in that moment of your life, while you are busy with taking the best pictures the rest of the world is happening all around you. Just that thought alone made me think about the actions I needed to take.
So here are a few things you can do to have a happier social media life.
delete old accounts
I can think hours about old accounts so I finally decided to delete some accounts and deactivate others. They are still their but not really. This is important because you grow as a person and what google sees can never be unseen but let it at least not on top of the search bar.
Okay this might sound harsh. But I have been unfollowing people from Instagram and snapchat. Not Facebook, I only add people I know anyway so it’s no use deleting people and if I am honest I don’t really care that much about Facebook. Sometimes I get into the habit of deleting people, for example after graduating. It’s a nice because you can look at what people are up to when you want to without them always being in your feed. And let’s be honest most of the time you don’t want to know/ you don’t care about what they are doing that’s why you want to delete them in the first place.
Be strict about following people
I don’t follow people back on Instagram and that might sound mean but I am very strict about who I want to follow. It’s the place I go for inspiration, for me it’s to see what the people I follow are doing. So when I meet new people and they follow me that’s all well and good but I don’t follow back until I am sure I like them as a person. I have burned myself on it, following everyone back and then feeling like I couldn’t unfollow them even though we didn’t like each other and didn’t talk. For me it’s quit toxic because sometimes it makes me feel insecure or I keep being reminded that I don’t like them and I don’t like having that around me every day. And sometimes I simply forget to follow someone back but that is a different story.
So this might sound a bit weird but clean up your watch and search history. Because on the explore page on Instagram and the homepage of Youtube you might find people and things you are trying to avoid because you have looked them up before. So clean that stuff up. I always click on videos on accident and then those people haunt me for weeks so clean it up.
You’re not less of a fan if you don’t follow your favourite band on YouTube. That’s just something I needed to tell you.
As for now, when I am writing this I am not following any music person on YouTube and I must say it feels good. If a new song comes out I will know anyway. Because I follow them on other platforms.
At the end of the day if you miss someone or something for example your favourite band. You can always follow them again, no harm done.
A happier feed is a happier mind. So do what you need to do to make yourself happy because at the end of the day that’s most important.