How to Use Social Media Effectively?
Our daily lives spin around social media, regardless of the platform we use. The first thing you do at the start of the day, you wake up, check for updates on the feed, post an update, or scroll endlessly through posts, pictures, videos, and status. So, things on social media nowadays are out of proportion mostly. Everyone has a voice in social media now, and there are things that we don't need. There is a spread of hate, negativity, etc. This is why you need to learn how to use social media wisely and effectively. If not, it will eat up lots of your time, and it will be addictive sometimes.
Take it Easy
Social media tend to drive the want of instant delight inside the minds of users. As a result, when you post something, you want to see the Likes and comments it may get as soon as possible. It prompts you to check back every five minutes or so. So, the thing to do is to take it easy. Maybe try to post it during a low-traffic time, or when your friends are not online at that time. You don’t need to check back your post every five minutes to see if there is a new like or comment.
Following a lot of celebrities or entertainment pages can also make you want to be up to date with all the page happenings. It is again a problem, as your mind makes you check for all the new updates and be updated. So, try to be wise and not ponder about likes and comments. Instead, you can use it for a short time relaxation.
Use it as a tool for Improvement & Inspiration
So, not all social media content is bad. There are a ton of pages and content that will be useful to many people and aids self-improvement. Find what you like, make a list, and look for those in your favourite platforms. For example, you can find good content ideas on Pinterest, good quotes, and DIY ideas on Instagram, and so on.
You can find useful links regarding articles, blogs on Facebook, and link to inspirational videos. If you want to spend quality time, there are always options with social media platforms. Relaxation involves these things also, not only memes and entertainment.
Use it wisely & Consider Safety!
The important thing to consider while using social media effectively and wisely is to be safe and check if everything is secure. It starts with setting up your profile, only include information and details that you want others to know. Watch out for unreliable links. If an unknown person sends you a link in your DM, take a look at it before you open them. If possible, click only links from trusted sources. Links are often a simple way to get hacked or phished.So, think of all these factors and always have a time cap on these social media platforms. There are always alternatives like spending time with family and friends directly as opposed to chatting on social media. You can listen to music, read books, workout, etc. to spend quality and quantity time. Use them effectively and have timing on the usage to get useful material from Social Media.