MCO has launched social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Instagram
become the only place where people can connect.
As a result,
There has been an influx of content on social media in recent months.
Whenever I log on to social media, I feel like I'm being offered a buffet of marketing, finance, and investment FB life, ads, YouTube videos, and content.
While it was
Exciting at first, it got really overwhelming for me.
Simply put, just like most of us would eat too much and get too full in a real buffet, I realized that I also choked on the “content buffet” on social media.
with social media fear
Apart from being stuffed
With content as a social media user, I also experienced great fluctuations in fear
when it comes to creating content:
I lose! I should bring out more content every week! (FOMO)
I should start making youtube videos! (FOMO)
I have to go live because everyone does! (FOMO)
I'm afraid that people don't want to read about this topic. (Self doubt)
I'm worried that people would judge me for posting on a particular topic. (Fear of criticism / judgments)
Without realizing it, social media have become my main source of stress and anxiety during MCO.
Be it as a content consumer
or a creator, I am overwhelmed by the urge to consume more and create more.
I soon became anxious on social media when I signed up for social media. Any form of new content from a friend of the creator can become a trigger for suffocation: HOW can they come out with content so quickly? Notifying the guard that I can't do it becomes a daily dose of self-judgment and mental abuse.
Although I already have one
Work from home (WFH) person for 2 years, it's crazy like my routine and mental
Clarity can be destroyed by changing the social media lifestyle.
During the entire MCO period I tried to write many times
something that ended up being draft that came to the trash for fear
of judgment and self-doubt.
Ideas are lacking, but I've slowly lost confidence in my own ability to create
Frankly, I think I have
did a bad job of adapting to the new norm and pace of social media
If the internet is that
Escape from the real world 10 years ago, now it seems like the real world is
the escape from the internet.
For the past
For weeks I tried to stay away from my phone when I felt overwhelmed
virtual space of social media. Disconnecting from the internet helped me with the search
Rest and give me room to breathe.
This only worked as a short-term escape, as fears tend to reappear when
I'm back on social media.
Revaluate my relationship with Social Media & Creation
When I took a break from creation and minimized my time on social media, I was given the opportunity to think about my relationship with social media and creation.
1. You don't have to consume everything on social media
Like many others, I experienced the urgency and fear of missing something (FOMO) to take part in as many FB lives and to consume as much content as possible at the beginning of MCO. As a result, I overwhelmed with this content.
In the future it is important to understand that it is impossible to learn and consume everything yourself in a short time.
means acquiring new knowledge or skills, BUT staying focused and being realistic
Don't expect to master investing AND digital marketing together by watching all FB lives and content during the MCO.
Skills take time and practice to develop and it is definitely not within one
a few weeks MCO.
Most importantly, Be picky about the content you consume and medeserve to allow yourself to miss each other on certain FB lives or content that is not a priority for you.
2. Focus on value, quality and consistency, not a sudden surge in quantity
In retrospect, I realized that I was probably drawn into the urge to compete in content creation
In words, I judged my "performance" by comparing myself to the speed of the content
Edition from other creators – what really drove me crazy.
Forward I want to concentrate my energy to produce consistently high quality content that I either really like to share or find great value
to learn and share with my friends and the community of readers.
It is not
Competition is about creating the greatest possible value for the people who are important:
I and my community of friends and readers.
3. Be at peace and creative around my limits and limits
I work alone when it comes to creating content.
I am in love
Writing and sharing, but I can only produce and write that much content myself.
That is a
Reality that I myself did not accept the fact that MCO gave me one
enormous stress and anxiety.
As I took my time to think, I started to find peace with this fact. If I have all these limits, why not be creative?
4. Specify specific times for daily use of social media
Every day, Set a consistent time to access social media and participate in the virtual world.
I think that
Method extremely effective because it forces me to do only what is important
me in the virtual world and filter out unimportant interactions and content
can spend more time in the work that is really important to me and my readers
without overwhelming myself
COVID-19 has changed the way of life for many of us. If anything, our relationship with social media definitely changed a lot in 2020.
In one way
in other words, COVID-19 and an MCO lifestyle proved to be a blessing in disguise
when it forced me to reevaluate my behavior with social media. As a creator, it also helped me to recalibrate
My goal and my attitude when it comes to writing and creating.
On the other hand, I am very sure that health problems caused by social media will become more widespread and more intense as social media take more attention and time in our lives.
I believe that more and more people are overwhelmed by social networks
Media fear that can lead to further problems if improperly treated.
Another good question to think about is this: Are you weak
If you have anxiety problems due to social media?
No, you are not and leave no
they tell you something else, including yourself.
What you really need to do is take time to reflect and reevaluate your relationship with social media and online content.
Yi Xuan is the founder of No Money Lah, a personal blog that aims to openly engage in conversation about adult issues such as money and happiness. This article was syndicated with the author's approval and was originally published on No Money Lah.
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