10 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Social Media

  1. Set time limits and location restrictions (e.g. not during family dinner). Decide when and where you will check your social media and stick to the plan.

    Time Limits?

  2. Don’t use social media as a substitute for face to face relationships. If you do, eventually you won’t have any real friends left. 
  3. Avoid “Slactivism.” If you see that someone is in need on social media, don’t think that clicking “like” or commenting on the post is enough. Give real service.
  4. Put your best foot forward. You can be real and presentable at the same time. Post flattering words, pictures, and videos.
  5. Focus outward. Share yourself, but don’t be afraid to highlight the accomplishments of those you love.
  6. Remember the law of attraction. If you’re always saying negative things, you’re going to get negative responses. If you’re generally positive, you’ll get positivity back in return.

    Don’t Be Debbie Downer

  7. Use good humor. The wrong jokes can hurt. Think first and be creative.  Laugh with people, not at them.
  8. Don’t get offended. But when you do, get over it quickly and forgive people.

    Whatever. I’m offended.

  9. Don’t let social media control your life. If you think you might be spending too much time on social media you probably are. But if you’re in denial—ask someone who is close to you. Believe what they tell you. Adjust accordingly.
  10. Get professional help if necessary.



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