Social Media Anxiety Disorder
Do you feel your life is revolving around Social Media?
For many people, most of the day is spent reading and responding to messages from people they don't really know, but somehow, it seems essential ... as you are building a business!
It supersedes all other priorities, even when out with kids, you may be taking calls or responding to messages, while they wait for your attention!
Social media is often referred to as an "Energy Vampire"!
It drains us ... as we compare our own lives, to that of "apparent" millionaires and people with thousands or millions of contacts and followers.
Studies show, the fastest way to low self-esteem is through comparing ourselves to other people.
As you see success all around you may tell yourself, I am happy for those who succeeded, and I am happy for their success ... they have worked hard and are so good at what they do, they deserve to be really successful and be recognized up on the stage.
But secretly you are thinking ...
- I failed
- I did not achieve my goal
- I am not up on the stage ... like the successful people
And your self-confidence and self-esteem drops to the basement!
Escaping the trap!
The most important thing is to review your own expectations and adjust them to reflect your level of knowledge, (what is really required), what you are capable of accomplishing, and the amount of time you have available.
Reset your own expectations to a level that is achievable!
It is different for everyone ... if you are holding down a full time job it is not reasonable to invest another 10 hours every day in your online activities!
Find a balance, between career (job), online marketing and the beautiful world just outside ... it is waiting for you to enjoy, to recharge, to re energize yourself!
Stop comparing yourself to others ... your only competitor is yourself, to do a little more and do it better each week, month or year. That is how success can be measured in a healthy and satisfying way.
Schedule time each and every day ... to simply turn off the computer! Even book entire days or week breaks where you can disconnect and leave the chatter, the noise, the messages and popups and notifications behind!
Let them wait!
There is nothing so urgent that you must answer immediately ...
Let people know you take health breaks and are not a slave to your computer or mobile phone ... responses will be sent when you are at your computer.
Turn off notifications on your mobile devices ... do not answer phone calls, except from those who may need you your help, the kids or family members.
No business calls when taking your break!
This is YOUR time ...
Unplugging is very therapeutic ... focus on the things that matter most!
Social Media is a mentally, emotionally, and physically draining environment!
Get away from social media drama!
All those people constantly posting their opinions for the world to see, as if they are a recognized authority on everything!
Simply avoid all social media for a few days ... give it a try!
I guarantee that you will feel recharged, refreshed, and re-energized as a result!
And guess what ... most of those urgent messages, were not urgent at all ... they will have resolved themselves in some other way!
- Be happy
- Regain your physical and mental health
- Find positive messages in everything you do
- Build self-confidence and self-esteem
- Invest in YOURSELF!
Awaken Your Potential
Certified Professional Hypnotist