We spend a lot of time scrolling our Instagram and Facebook feeds for the latest updates when we could be getting important work done or finally turning the light off to get to sleep.
Here are some positive habits to to adopt if you want to become motivated by social media rather than distracted from it.
1. Unfollow or unfriend users that don’t offer any value or post negative content.
The longer we have a social media account, our feeds become overwhelmed with the sheer amount of differing messages. Yet most of us rarely have a clear out, even with the posts that are simply just noise. If you don’t want to totally cut them out, you could always mute or unfollow their posts whilst still staying connected.
2. Cut down on the time you spend on accounts that are only used for entertainment.
Many of us use social media to look for those funny gifs, celebrity updates and cat pics because they make us happy. There’s nothing wrong with that, but when we do it in excess, it can get in our way from doing more meaningful things. Keep a few accounts that you really like and remove the rest.
3. Follow accounts that align with your goals.
If you want to improve your fitness, follow fitness-related accounts. If you’re goal is to progress into marketing, follow accounts that will keep you up to date with the latest industry news. Following accounts that share your mindset can have a positive influence on the accomplishment of your goals – try it out.
4. Find and connect with potential mentors
Social media gives you the perfect opportunity to learn from others. If you have something on your mind that you would like to excel at, find someone who has already achieved it and try building a relationship. Share their content, engage with their posts and try to reach out with a question or positive feedback.