If you start to find social media is stressing you out, the start of the New Year is a great time to take a step back and evaluate what you are doing and where you are feeling stressed. Some of the questions you may want to ask yourself:
Look at the platforms you use – what do you like? Which are giving you good results? Spend the time where it makes most sense and where you have the most fun
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Go strategic! Chances are you started out in social media by chance, whether it’s Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or without a focus. Adding some thought and care into what you want to achieve is one of the best ways I know to help you start assessing. Think about who you are interested in learning from, who you would like to connect with, and what you would like to discover
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Overwhelmed? Check out who you are following, what updates you receive in your reader or via email – unsubscribe from those you never read so you can make more mental space for the ones which truly add value to your day
Consider taking time out. Too much social media can add to your sense of overwhelm with the quick nature of the way it works. Turn off alerts and beeps. Set a structured time to review and listen in, and chat