(And it’s a good thing)
One of the things I’ve learned over the past 8 years as a social media manager, too much social media does not a happy Lauren make.
Early on in my work I realized that if I spent all day on social media – without breaks – I wasn’t getting BETTER results. But I was getting crankier and crankier.
More time on social media does not equal more success on social media.
When I was spending all day I ended the day
- needing a drink!
This is no way to spend your life.
Not only was I not a great person to be around but I also wasn’t seeing a great return on all those hours spent. So I stopped having every account I managed open all day long and I started doing quick check ins throughout the day.
(Those quick check ins are now what I call my Daily F.I.T. click here for a tutorial)
And in between I would get GROUNDED.
Getting GROUNDED means you’re pulling yourself out of the made up world of social media land and getting back to yourself.
For some getting grounded is taking a quick walk. For others it’s a quick snuggle with your pets. However you get yourself feeling more like yourself.
Some guidelines to creating your grounding rituals
- You are not looking at a screen or interacting with a screen.
- This activity should be something that makes you smile a little, makes your heart feel a little lighter.
- You can complete this task in as little as 5 minutes.
So how will you get grounded? Let me know in the comments.
And, as always, stay social happy!