The Time We Scrutinised The Socials
Social media has both the capacity to bring complete joy and at the same time it can be extremely detrimental to our mental health. We can connect with people, keep in touch with distant friends and family and laugh about dog memes! However the constant stream of perfection that we see every day can make us feel inferior and not good enough, not pretty enough and generally a bit crap!
People have been given a platform to rant about stuff that they really don't know much about! I don't think there are many people that don't look back and cringe about things they have said on their Facebook or Instagram profiles at some point. I certainly look back and wince from time to time! I have even deleted stupid comments I have made!
The social media algorithms work in such a way that whatever you look at most you will be shown more of. So avoid the things that make you sad and keep up the cat videos!
Facebook can be a perfect online photo album and I love the Facebook memories that we get. It's actually one of my favourite little routines with my morning coffee!
Used wisely it's wonderful. Used irresponsibly it's heartbreaking. So take care of you and yours! Be careful with the kids and what they are looking at. Educate yourself on parental controls. I highly recommend an app called Our Pact. It helps by restricting the times they are online; you set the times you want them to allow them online and then when the restrictions kick in the apps magically disappear from the phone. You can also allow an extra 15 mins or an hour if you need to!
We also talk about emoji's and messaging! They are helpful in terms of how your messages come across. 'Ok, fine' can come across as snippy and curt when actually you meant 'Ok, Fine (happy happy la la la)"
Josie's Quotey this week...
"If you can't say it to their face, don't post it."
Have a great week!