I’ve been blogging a lot about love, peace, and higher consciousness this year. This is where my head is at nowadays. So, plain and simple: the easiest way to protect your peace on social media is to simply log off. But, if you are anything like me and you actually enjoy sharing thoughts, ideas, and perspectives to strangers turned friends via the internet then please, keep reading. As we continue to ride the relentless tidal wave of 2020, I can’t help but take notice of the influx of views and unwarranted opinions, bustling throughout the interweb. Kind of like the one I’m sharing right now. Ha! But seriously, can you blame us?
Everyone — across the globe– is at home, sheltering in place, and losing track of time. We tend to turn to social media to pass the time, but now we are literally at home, all the time! So, what’s a girl to do? How are we to stay peaceful and mind our business when everyone’s business is suddenly OUR business!?
Here are 5 ways to protect your peace on social media, even when the “keep scrolling,” method just isn’t working.
Purge Your Following/Followers
The best way to protect your peace is to realize you’re the creator of your following/follower base on social media. If you are in need of a change of scenery and thinking on your timeline, it’s time to purge your social networks. Remove, unfriend, unfollow anything and anyone that no longer serves you in the season that you’re in. Mute is an option, too, but why be modest about your PEACE?! Go all the way. Believe it or not, many of us have been logged on for over a decade! And we have grown so much in real life, but our social networks don’t reflect our new way of being. By taking control of who you allow into your social media sphere, you immediately reap the benefits of a peaceful scroll. A peaceful, light-hearted experience online. Once upon a time, I would feel guilty for unfollowing someone I’ve know in real life for a while, but what is a “while” in a world without time?! Let it goo! Some people post on social media and troll for sport, and I’m just not a huge fan of that type of follower. I did this for myself on most of my networks and my social feed immediately began to reflect the woman I am, not who I used to be.
Practice the No Comment Method
I get it. You see a racist! You see a comment that may or may not be offensive, and you’re all of a sudden the ethics police! You’ve even seen the hatred from bots (and other people) with opposing views and it’s really starting to piss you off. I’ve seen it for myself. But all that energy going back and forth is a WASTE OF ENERGY! You’ll never win against the internet, period. The no comment method is the idea that instead of leaving a paragraph and always, always sharing your opinion on controversial posts, you simply decide not to comment. It’s called taking back your power and controlling your own emotions.
Once I ascended to my Higher Self, I found myself, consciously in a new world. In an entirely different mental space than majority of my Facebook following, for example. I realized that I’d outgrown almost everything I was taught as a child, and I even questioned why I was so different and when did this shift change? But then I realized, this spiritual journey is personal. They didn’t change, it was me! I was the one who changed. I was the one who decided to think differently and to become who I am. So instead of giving your energy away, for free, in the name of “this is what I think,” — try the no comment method.
Gain New Perspectives for Quantum Innerstanding
On the flip side, if you enjoy the comments section, make the most of the information you’re receiving by simply gaining new perspectives. The beauty of social media is the fact that we are connected to almost everyone in the world at once! I personally enjoy learning about different viewpoints and cultural differences. It helps me realize the world does not revolve around me and the more you know, the more you don’t know! We are living in a New World, that is fueled by information and higher consciousness. If you’re open to receive new insights, then get ready to adopt a more quantum way of thinking. No more “this or that,” it’s more like “infinite possibilities.”
Create More Than You Consume
At the end of the day, it’s always better to create than to consume. I believe there are two types of people on social media in general: producers and consumers. Focus on what you’re good at. If you enjoy consuming content, then refer back to the tips mentioned above. After all, your peace is priceless! If you’re a content creator, create more content. When I’m sharing content, I feel inspired, and at ease. When I’m consuming content, I get frustrated and highly critical! I think that’s the artist in me.
Creating content helps you tap back into your own voice, rather than being influenced by ALL the many, LOUD voices we’re hearing and seeing online. You can even make it a weekly thing, where on Sundays you don’t do social media. It’s okay to log off and create. Log in, share your creations, and log back off. Whatever helps you stay peaceful.
See Beyond The Filters
I know you’ve heard this before but OMG 2020 has REALLY showed me this: social media is a filter. From Instagram filters, to viral tweets and TikToks taken completely out of context, everything is filtered. Most of what I see on Twitter is a bold face lie! A lot of people are simply just trying to go viral and are really doing anything for clout. One of the easiest ways to protect your peace on social media is to see beyond the filters. See beyond the pleas for money, prayers, fame, and attention. This global pandemic has the internet going below the belt for attention, and I’m here to let you know — it’s probably a lie! It’s funny because this year, everyone has to eat the image they’ve been portraying online. No more flexing on the gram, or doing anything to impress others. After all, we are in the midst of a planetary shift of consciousness and the fake stuff won’t last in the future, which is now.
Peace is Your Right
We are in the middle of a planetary shift, and your vibration is your ticket to the high life! Social media is slowly becoming a dark place, filled with controlling narratives and images that are used against us. They are trying to keep you down and in your lower self, arguing with strangers on the internet. Or even worse, believing the images they continue to shove down our throats in the name of “raising awareness of social injustice,” but we are tired. We deserve peace, love, and happiness. And you are the only person that can bring this type of vibration into your own life. Social media is a small glimpse of the world as we know it, so why not create it how YOU see fit?