15 Tips For a Healthy Social Media Mindset

Social media can get the best of us at times. We hop onto Facebook for a few minutes, as happy as can be and then, 5-minutes later we are either angered by something someone posted, saddened by the recent prognosis of friend who has been sick for far too long, or envious of the friend who just received a great gift from her significant other.

Is it possible to enjoy social media without it affecting our mindset for the rest of the day? You bet! Here are my top 15 Social Media Mindset Success Tips that will not only help you succeed on social media, but will also help social media from taking a toll on your mind:

  1. Don’t attend every discussion/argument on social media. Use your time wisely.
  2. If you find yourself comparing, unfollow. If you find yourself using their voice/ideas/copy, unfollow. If you find yourself getting mad by what they post, unfollow. If you find yourself obsessing about what they are doing, unfollow.
  3. If someone starts hating on your post(s), don’t fuel the flame. You don’t have to prove yourself to anyone. And if need be, remove the comment and block.
  4. Don’t waste your time watching what your competitor is doing. Focus on your story, your calling.
  5. Unfollow anyone who thinks it’s a good idea to call other people names. Who needs that in their life?
  6. Unfollow anyone who continually gripes, complains and whines about his or her job, life, family, etc.
  7. Don’t take it personally when people unfriend you, unfollow you or when they don’t comment or like your posts. It’s nothing personal.
  8. Don’t be afraid to be YOU!
  9. Stop following every “guru” out there. Pick 1-3 and focus on them only! Too many voices lead to confusion and debt (because you keep buying their trainings and then never go through them).
  10. Unfollow those who consistently post fear-based articles, videos, etc. We do not serve a God of fear!
  11. Don’t let your numbers on social media influence what you think about yourself, your business, your success, your impact.
  12. Choose VERY carefully whom you will be “friends” with and whom you will follow. These people are speaking into your life on a daily basis.
  13. Time yourself. Don’t allow your platforms to be opened all day. Give yourself a time limit and then move on.
  14. Stop comparing your current season of life to someone else’s. We are all on different journeys.
  15. Know what makes you unique, different and one-of-a-kind. Choose to #BeWorthFollowing.

What do you think? Which “Mindset Success Tip” do you feel you need to improve upon?

Jen Bennett

Dr. Jen Bennett is the Social Media/Communication Specialist and Project Manager at iBloom. Jen’s passion is helping businesses, ministries and individuals, #BeWorthFollowing. Jen enjoys speaking, training, and writing on all things that inspire and help leaders build a digital footprint and personal brand that is different and that helps them stand out and influence people in a crowded and noisy social media world.

Comments

  1. Excellent tips! I’m like you in that Social Media can bring me up and down. Sometimes I get weary of all the negative out there. Putting some of these checks in place will help in a lot of ways. Sometimes I think we forget that we have a choice. I am learning to limit my time on social media – Pre-scheduling my post helps a lot because it lets my social media continue to work without me having to be online all the time.

    • Yes, limiting our time on Social media is something we must always remember. And as you state, we have a choice. Tools like social media are good, but they can also be bad if we are not careful with how we use them. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Kim stewart says:

    GREAT article Jen! I love all these but really putting #9 into practice! IBloom = worth following always!

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