139: 3 Steps to Finding a Happy Balance with Social Media

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Do you worry about your social media usage and how it might be affecting your kids? If so, you’re not alone. Most mothers I know struggle to find a balance between being present in their everyday lives and engaging with media that they value online.

I struggle with this balance every day, particularly since I started 3 in 30. For a while there, I found that my social media use was getting out of control and it was easy for me to justify as “necessary for my business.” But deep down, I knew that was an excuse–and I also knew that if I was going to use this podcast to encourage mothers to be intentional and present with their families, then I needed to be doing my best to also live that way in my day-to-day life.

So over the past several years, I’ve experimented with some concrete strategies to help me balance my social media use with being present in my motherhood, and although I am FAR from perfect at this, it has helped me a lot, and I hope that the three tools presented in today’s episode will help you as well!

Three Takeaways for Finding a “Happy Balance” with Social Media Usage

  1. DEFINE what you love about social media (and what you don’t)
  2. REFINE your feed so what you love is about social media is actually reflected by the accounts you follow and engage with
  3. DESIGN your day so you have intentional blocks of social media time

>>> For a FREE worksheet to help you apply these three takeaways to YOUR social media use, click here. <<< 

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How do you balance social media usage in your life? Let me know in a comment below!

About the Podcast Host, Rachel Nielson

Rachel taught high school English for five years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to her two miracle babies, Noah Atticus, who was adopted, and Sally Grace, who was conceived through IVF.

In her life, Rachel has experienced great sorrow but also great joy--and she loves diving deep into the topics that matter most. Thank you for listening to the podcast and giving her a chance to share her heart.

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