Changing My Relationship With Social Media

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Social media, for better or worse, has become a huge aspect of daily life.
Often times, it can have an unwanted impact on my life and mental health.
Namely, Facebook, that app tends to leave me feeling far worse than I did before I started doom-scrolling.
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing my plans on improving my relationships with the various social media apps that I use.

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Facebook has always been problematic for me, but I suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out) if I don’t have an account. I was also prone to spending an unnecessary amount of time searching for people I had known, at some point or another, and I would compare myself to them.
I find myself arguing with people on there more often than not, battles that I don’t need to be fighting.

I opted to remove the Facebook app from my phone; this has done wonders for me.
I no longer feel the urge to doom-scroll on the app. In time, I will more than likely work towards distancing myself away from Facebook entirely.
Right now I am using the Meta Business app to run Life Told By Stacey’s accounts, as well as, the messenger app for conversations with friends.

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Twitter used to be one of my favourite social media apps. I have a lot of great memories from my time on the app. I met my partner there. I also made life-long friendships, but the app has slowly been descending into a toxic cesspit for a while.
I’ve seen bigoted takes, people going out of their way to start arguments, and an endless amount of drama. The latter of which are situations that are toxic and could be dealt with by talking in private.
I’m not going to pretend that I’ve never partaken in stuff like this, but I find myself wanting to distance myself as far from the behaviour as I get older.

I find myself wanting to distance myself from my personal account quite often, and I want to invest more time into the blogs Twitter account. I’m slacking in that department.
Also, after Elon Musk’s recent acquisition of Twitter and the fallout that followed, namely, his treatment of his staff, I’d be surprised if the app didn’t start to freefall. I’ve been using Mastodon recently after seeing Emily from Monster Ladys Diary’s post, and I’m starting to prefer that over Twitter.

You can follow me on Mastodon here.
Check out Emily’s content here!

And on that note, thank you for reading my post!
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One thought on “Changing My Relationship With Social Media

  1. Emily

    Social media is definitely a challenge that’s for sure. I did experience some FOMO on Facebook but nowadays it’s more like my just muting anything I don’t want to see like politics. For me the FOMO was more on Instagram so leaving it, albeit somewhat involuntary has been good for me.

    I’m glad I was of some motivation for you to try Mastodon. I had heard of it before and wasn’t sure I wanted to give it a go but I find now it’s a much friendlier place than Twitter and I hope it stays that way.


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