Social media is a fickle animal. I have a love/hate relationship with it. Some days I love it so much and feel excited/motivated when I get off. Other days I hate it and feel drained when I get off. It’s not just the people that drain me but it’s the time I spend on social media as well.
The more comfortable I’ve become with setting boundaries around my social media the less I feel drained. Social media can be whatever we want to make it. It’s our space to decide what we want to do with it. We decide the privacy, who we connected to, and what information we see.
5 Social Media Boundaries We Need
1. Time Boundaries: How much time will you spend on social media daily
2. Privacy Boundaries: What’s public and what’s private
3. People Boundaries: Who will you allow to be connected to you on Social Media
4. Content Boundaries: What do you want to see in your newsfeed
5. Business Boundaries: How do you want businesses to interact with you and what businesses do you want to interact with
By setting these very basic boundaries we can significantly reduce the amount of stress and overwhelm that comes with social media. This is a time for inner reflection. Ask yourself what don’t you like about social media or what stresses you out about it. Once you’ve figured that out revisit the above boundaries and ask which one you need to work on.
It can be really easy to think that the only option is to delete social media altogether. Even though that is an option you don’t have to choose that option. By tightening up our boundaries and not wavering we can significantly reduce that hate side of the relationship. Your social media is yours. You get to curate it to look/feel anyway you want.
Want to hear more about social media? Check out this article: Is Social Media Killing Our Vibes. Remember you are beautiful, you are brave, you are amazing, and YOU ARE ENOUGH!!!!
PS Remember just because you set boundaries does not mean your social is private. No matter the privacy settings whatever you post is owned by that platform.