Close your eyes and imagine laying in a field filled with golden retriever puppies running wild, free fresh-baked donuts and golden sunlight beaming. Now, close your eyes and imagine being locked in a cold, dark room with damp concrete floors… oh, and it’s packed with all your least favorite high school bullies.
Do you notice a difference in your physiological and psychological state?
We know that our physical environments have immense impacts on our sense of self and can shape our thoughts, feelings and emotions, but have you considered the effects of your digital environment?
We spend a TON of time logged in and scrolling – in fact 75% of adults say they spend the entire day within an arm’s reach of their phones… even while they’re sleeping.
I think it’s important to give empower ourselves, the users of social media, with the tools to curate our feeds and begin to take back some of the control over our digital wellness. It’s actually not that hard and can have a massive effect on your social media feels.
Here are my top 5 quick tips to make your Facebook feed a happier, more zen place to be:
1. Stop “reacting” to posts with angry and sad.
A “reaction” (anything besides a Like) tells FB you care more about it, so it’ll make sure you get more similar content in your feed.
2. Purge accounts that make you feel bad.
You might not even dislike the actual account, but if their posts popping up in your feed doesn’t actively make you happier, consider unfollowing a few pages (go the page, click the “Following” dropdown, and select unfollow).
3. Do the same with personal accounts.
No one will know, but if all those political posts from your neighbor bum you out, get them out of your feed. Do so by clicking the “…” in the upper right corner of their post and selecting “See less like this.”
4. Bring in the good.
Visit an account you follow that you truly love and make sure you see their posts by going to their page, click the “Following” dropdown, and select “See First”.
5. Join a group.
Groups freaking rock. You’re all gathered around one common cause and can form a real sense of community. If you don’t know what group to join, you’re more than welcome to be a part of #TheSweatySquad, my FB community all about positivity and support.
Try out those tips and let me know how it goes in the comments!
P.S. If you want even MORE control of your tech impulses – sign up for my FREE 5 day Stop Scrolling Challenge by clicking here 🚀 .