I am an active social media user, and have been for ages now. However, the last couple of months I realized that I was no longer checking my phone out of interest, but out of boredom. I found myself scrolling through Twitter without reading one thing that made me laugh or think. Most of all, I was annoyed. The same goes for Facebook. I thought about how I could fix this, how I could transform these platforms into the happy place they once were. While thinking this over, I realized that my only option was to unfollow anyone that didn’t inspire me in any way. This sounds a bit drastic, and I didn’t unfollow these people because they aren’t friendly or interesting in real life. I just didn’t connect with them online, and they were cluttering my timeline. I felt quite uneasy about this at first, but then I read an article about someone who felt the exact way I did. He explained that it wasn’t about them, but rather about me personally. I am the one having to scroll through these messages, I am the one getting fed up and annoyed, I am the one wasting time on messages that don’t interest me. And I should be the one choosing who to follow and who not to follow. I can only advise you to do the same. It’s helped me a lot, and I am back to truly enjoying my online spaces as I now only follow people who truly inspire me in various ways.
This one goes for a lot of things in my life. From thinking about what comes out of my mouth, to thinking about why I want something. Just stop for a minute and think. Why are you doing this? What makes you feel like this?