Anyway, before I started classes, I took some time to purge my social media feeds. What do I mean by that?
Let's be real. We all spend a lot of time (probably too much but that's another post for another day) scrolling, scrolling, scrolling through social media. Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, and the list goes on.
How do you feel when you click out of an app and set your phone down? Do you feel uplifted, encouraged, and inspired? Or do you feel annoyed, frustrated, and drained? I urge you to really reflect on that the next time you finish a scrolling marathon. I noticed that on most social media outlets, I left feeling negative. And I wasn't down with that. So I dedicated some time one morning to some social media purging. We all know how much I love purging. I went through each account and unfollowed/unsubscribed/un-whatevered to anything that left me feeling mostly negative.
Hear me out - this isn't to say that every account you follow has to share positive "I love this I love that" quotes 24/7. I don't mind hearing about people's struggles on social media - sometimes I go to social media with problems seeking out suggestions from people. I'm just saying I don't want my feeds to be full of complainers. I want my feed to be full of doers. I want the positivity to outshine the negativity.
So if you're scrolling through a feed and you find yourself spiraling down the dark abyss that is social media negativity - GET RID OF IT. I used to be paranoid that if I "unfollowed" something or someone I would experience FOMO. Nope. It actually feels great to open my feeds and be inspired + encouraged without getting sucked into reading someone's maddening drama or posts from the person who shares a "woe is me" monologue 3 times a day.
Don't be afraid to get rid of stuff that isn't lifting you up. Your life is a reflection of what you surround yourself with - make it wonderful!