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How to Have a Positive Relationship with Social Media

Over the last few months I’ve somehow let one thing slip down a slippery road: my relationship with social media. I’m not quite sure where it started or how I ended up where I was, but once I was there I knew something had to change. I noticed myself forcing myself to post on social media regularly, obsessing about the amount of likes I got, and panicking about my moderate number of social media followers. I was even obsessing over other life coaches and wellbeing entrepreneurs, looking at how their follower numbers were going up. Needless to say, it didn’t exactly fuel my confidence or sense of self worth.

But not even that gave me the wake up call I needed. I was in too deep to see clearly. It was when my fiancé said to me that I seemed to often be on the phone when we were in bed that I really woke up. I realised I started my days with social media and ended my days with it too. For what? I have no idea.

By doing that, I was missing precious quality time connecting with myself and connecting with him. I realised my sleep quality had worsened and that my morning routine had become less consistent. All of this was making me feel even more shaky and less confident in what I was doing.

That’s when I knew it was time to take control back rather than letting my social media control me. I set some boundaries in place and voila – I’m much happier, more relaxed, and more productive as a result! That’s why today I wanted to share what boundaries I set to help me get my control back. Hopefully, they can do the same for you and help you to have a more positive relationship with social media too.

Watch my video blog below to discover the three tips I used to get back in control and back into a happy state of mind.

Now I’d love to hear from you. What helps you to switch off and take some time out from social media? I’d love to hear your insights and tips in the comments below.

If you enjoyed this post, please like it, share it, tweet it, all of it – I really appreciate it and so will the people who need some help with their relationships with social media.

With that, I wish you good luck in your adventures and until next time!

With love, light & happiness,

Susanna x


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6 Comments

  • Barbara Ward says:

    I found using social media to identify my three gratitudes for positive things of the day on twitter- under #best of today ( sometimes with a capital B) at the end of the day a great way to end the day.

    Use social media rather than let it use you!

  • Mike Dixon says:

    Excellent advice! We must control the IT beast otherwise it will take control of us. This needs to be taught to all youngsters who seem to believe that the www is in control of the whole world! It has revolutionised our lives but like any other new technology we need to remain in control.

  • Rebecca says:

    I totally agree with all those three tips and that social media is a bad tool for comparison. I only uninstalled Facebook earlier today because I had come to the realisation that I spent too much time passively scrolling through it instead of doing something productive to boost my mood. I do have an addiction to twitter. I will use the morning and before bed tips to try and withdraw from it. Thank you for the post:)

    • Well done you for doing that – that’s amazing!
      I totally agree about choosing to do something else that boosts your mood.
      Good luck with putting the morning and evening tips into action – you can do it for sure! :)

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