Spring Cleaning Your Social Media
Happy Spring!!!! Finally we are out of winter, which felt wayyyy too long in my opinion. Spring is all about fresh starts, but most people think that just means a fresh start with your home! But you don't just have to stop there.
Another thing to clean up this spring should be your social media. We are surrounded by it every single day. There have been so many studies on how social media can mess with our brains and confidence; and that is not what it should be doing! Social media should be there for us to feel inspired, motivated and to share things that we are passionate about.
I created a list of some of the ways you can spring clean your social media pages for a clear mind and a clean feed.
Go through who you follow and unfollow anyone that doesn't make you happy
This tip is basically along the same lines as getting rid of toxic people in your life. If you don't want to spend time with someone in real life, why would you follow them on social media? You should also unfollow anyone that makes you feel bad about yourself. It's okay to find traits in someone that you admire (and would like to work on for yourself), but if a page makes you feel insecure, there is no reason to be following them.
Follow some new accounts that inspire you
Go onto Twitter and start following people you admire in your profession. Go on Instagram and follow someone who takes incredible travel photos. Social media was created to connect people from around the world, so go and find people from all over the world that do amazing things. It's great motivation to have a feed full of inspiring content.
Go through your own photos and clean up your feed
In todays social media society, we are our brand. As weird as it sounds, what we post on social media actually matters, especially if you would like a job in the media field. Companies will look at your online presence to see if you are a good fit for their company. So it's probably best not to have pictures of you and your friends drunk from last weekend. Don't stop taking funny drunk selfies with your friends, but do stop posting them on Instagram. Show everyone the best version of yourself.
Do not post everything on social media
Yes, social media is fun. Yes, social media can be useful. But for all that is good in the world, please do not post your entire life on social media. Some people live by the phrase "If it's not on Instagram, did it even really happen?" And that is extremely unhealthy. The people that follow you do not need to see every single meal you've eaten and every single date you and your partner have been on. Share things that are interesting, meaningful or fun, but not everything!
Do you ever clean up your social media occasionally? Comment down below!