I deleted my IG and FB accounts for over two years.
And transitioning back into the social media space felt like one of the biggest barriers to overcome when saying "yes" to being all-in in my business.
However, the two-year hiatus helped teach me what boundaries I need in order to nurture a healthy relationship with social media.
It has helped me be super mindful and thoughtful about the way I consume and interact with content.
Because of this, there are some ways that I create boundaries with social media that I wanted to share!
𝟭. 𝗜 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗜𝗚 𝗮𝗽𝗽 𝗼𝗻 𝗺𝘆 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗲 *𝗻𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘀* 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗮 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸.
Whenever I feel myself checking or jumping on IG mindlessly, I delete the app from my phone.
Sometimes I do this for a few hours or until the next morning - whatever time period I need in order to cut the energetic cord between myself and IG.
𝟮. 𝗜 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗺𝘆𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗳𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗜 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 & 𝗺𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀.
In my past #startuplife I answered 50% of all incoming messages in less than 15 minutes. This left me with barely any time to go pee or eat.
Because of this, I’ve been incredibly thoughtful about the expectations I’m putting on myself to respond to others.
My comfort level right now is 2 business days - which feels really good for me.
𝟯. 𝗜 𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝘀 𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝘆 𝗰𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗮 𝗮𝗽𝗽 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗜𝗚.
Taking photos using my camera app and then uploading them to my stories allows me to be more present in the moment.
I capture the photo and then when I am ready to post it, I’ll post it. It may be a 1 minute later or 3 hours later.
Either way, I don’t have the pressure of needing to take the photo and post it to my story at the same time - which happens if I use IG’s camera in the story feature.
What ways do you create healthy boundaries with social media?