Has social media sharing become too much “keeping up with the Joneses”? (Sorry, Jones family.) Consider these tips from Life as MOM contributor Prerna to help you keep your virtual social in check.
It’s happened to all of us.
We’re there on Facebook and we see a bunch of photos of a friend we’ve not seen since college looking radiant and slim with her toddler, next to their brand-new 2nd car and all of a sudden, you feel crappy inside.
Or you’re on Pinterest killing time at the dentist’s when you see all these photos of gorgeous homes or in my case, lunchboxes and crafts that make you feel as if you’re not doing enough for your own home or kids.
Yes, social media sharing and viewing can affect us just like “over-the-fence” chats probably affected our parents.
The “keeping-up-with-the-Joneses” just got digital and more dangerous because it’s so there, right in your face.
So, what does one do?
As someone whose “job” is social media, it’s hard, even impossible for me to switch off and not be on Facebook or Pinterest. So, here’s what I found works and if it can work for me, I’m hopeful it would work for you too: [Continue reading...]