A simple social media exercise you should do today

written by  Ryan Seamons

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This week the negative impacts of social media came up in 3 separate conversations.

Here are some things I heard:

“It makes me jealous to see the success of [this person] and I feel like I’ll never make it.”

“Social media feels more and more like TV commercials. I’m constantly being told about things I ‘need to buy’ to be happy.”

“Am I the only one struggling with this?”

“The Good Mom pressure is really intense.”


Maybe you or someone you know has experienced similar doubts when spinning in cycles of negative comparison on social media. I invite you to ask yourself today (and every week):

Who do I follow on social media that makes my life better?

If you follow anyone that makes you feel sad, angry, inferior, depressed, etc. unfollow.

Life is too short to let others write the script for our life.

Respond and let me know how this simple exercise went for you.

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About the Author

Ryan Seamons
writes about more human approaches to modern management.

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