Some of the exercises I do to keep my social media mind right are:
A. As crazy as it sounds and as much as I want to support EVERY boss babe out there, I limit people I follow that are in my same category. I.e. if I'm a fashion blogger, I don't want to follow other fashion bloggers..why...? Because you will find yourself NO DOUBT in the comparison game! You will constantly compare yourself to them on photos, styles, and even collaboration opportunities that you may have been turned down for and they were accepted orrr well why didn't I think of that or do that.
It also narrows your creativity senses, because we are visual beings. Once we have seen what others are doing, we lose a sense of our own creativity because our brain goes back to the image we have seen before and we tend to mimic what "everyone" else is doing.
B. I try to only post when I have dedicated time to respond back to my followers and comments on my pictures. I typically commit to 20-30 minutes of engagement time.I think it's important to engage with your audience and if they see you will respond they are more likely to engage in the future, this you losing the whoa is me no one has commented on my feed.
In addition I make it a point to spend time engaging on your own post, I use this time to scroll through my feed liking posts, comment on other photos, stories, etc. You cannot expect engagement if you are not giving engagement. Period.🤷♀️
Plus it makes you feel pretty f#@*ing kind that you may have complimented another human being.
I keep a running digital journal that I jot down ideas as they come to me in the moment! Therefore I can spend more time with my family through the weeks instead of dedicating an entire afternoon or day to create content. This is helpful, because I can pull from this journal at any point and create content quickly. Don't get me wrong I do create on the spot content, but for the most part my posts are carefully written out and planned.
Last but not least I have stopped saying yes to EVERY opportunity that comes my way..even if it means losing out on some $$..sound counterproductive?! Nahh! This frees up so much time for bigger opportunities and I can focus more attention on the edit/creative side (which is why I started this all in the first place). Plus really guys if you are a product pusher dropping 5 varieties of protein bars and searing by each one of them, how can your followers feel your are authentic and pr telling the truth! Authenticity = committed followers and engagement.
This digital world is supposed to be fun and freeing of the creative mind. Don't over complicate it and have fun with it! I hope you found these tips helpful and as always love and light babes!!