Social Media Diet

Social Media Diet: A Guide to a Healthier Digital Lifestyle

Social media has become an essential part of our daily lives. While it helps us stay connected with our friends and family, it can also be a source of stress and anxiety. According to a study, people spend an average of 145 minutes per day on social media, which can negatively impact their mental health.

A social media diet is a way to improve your digital wellbeing by cleaning up your social media feed to prioritize quality content. In this blog post, we will provide you with practical steps to clean up your social media feed and achieve a healthier relationship with social media.

Step 1: Assess your current social media usage:

The first step to cleaning up your social media feed is to assess your current social media usage. Take a digital wellbeing quiz to understand your current relationship with social media. Analyze your social media usage to identify how much time you spend on each platform and which accounts you engage with the most.

  1. Before you start cleaning up your social media feed, it's important to assess what content is harmful to your online presence. Some examples of harmful content include:
  • Posts that are offensive or discriminatory
  • Negative comments or interactions
  • Posts that share false information or spread rumors
  • Posts that are overly political or controversial
  • Accounts that don't align with your values or interests

Once you've identified the harmful content in your social media feed, you can start cleaning it up.

Step 2: Cleaning up your feed

Maintaining a Clean Social Media Feed is just the first step towards a productive online experience. Here are some strategies for staying consistent with a social media diet:

Here are some tips for removing harmful content and people from your social media feed:

  • Unfollow or unfriend accounts that post harmful content or have a negative impact on your mental health
  • Use the mute feature to hide posts from accounts that you don't want to unfollow or unfriend
  • Report offensive content to the social media platform
  • Delete any posts or comments that you've made that could be harmful to your online presence
  • Use privacy settings to control who can see your posts and interactions
  • Regularly review your social media feed to ensure that it remains clean and positive

Step 3: Maintaining a Clean Social Media Feed

  • Schedule specific times for checking and engaging with social media, and stick to those times
  • Use tools such as website blockers or social media time limits to help reduce excessive social media use
  • Surround yourself with positive influences on social media by following accounts that align with your values and interests
  • Be mindful of your own social media behavior and the impact it can have on others

Because food impacts all areas of the mind and body, we pulled together some of our favorite meal prep and active lifestyle Instagram accounts to follow...

Step 4: Set Yourself Up for Success

Jim Rohn used to say, “You are the sum of the five people you spend the most time with.” The reason this is true has to do with the types of information you're consuming and the habits you're responding to. If your friends are way smarter than you, and you're humble enough to listen and learn, your median intelligence will rise because you're a part of topics and conversations that you would never have been exposed to. Now you have a new baseline...

The same is true for social media. We're community oriented people and we need to train ourselves to look for the community that we want to be in, and start consuming more of that information.

Here are 10 Meal Prep and Lifestyle Instagram accounts you should follow ASAP:

  1. Meal Prep Mondays
  2. ShredHappens
  3. Haley Hendel
  4. LeanSquad
  5. Easy Meal Prep Recipes
  6. PrettyonTrack
  7. Meowmeix
  8. Ed Mylett
  9. Britscookin
  10. Jazzleaf_

And of course, you're probably already following Meal Prep on Fleek..... right?! 🙂

Finally, a social media diet is essential for maintaining a positive online presence and strong personal brand. By regularly assessing and cleaning up your social media feed, setting boundaries for social media use, and being mindful of your own behavior, you can foster a productive mindset that will help you grow.

Remember, your social media feed is a reflection of who you are - make sure it's a reflection you're proud of!

AboutMeal Prep Mondays

Meal Prep Monday is the day that meal preppers around the globe are sharing and inspiring others to lead a healthier lifestyle.

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