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
- DEFINE what you love about social media (and what you don’t)
- REFINE your feed so what you love is about social media is actually reflected by the accounts you follow and engage with
- DESIGN your day so you have intentional blocks of social media time
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- Episode 114: How to Stop Looking at your Phone So Much – And Why It Matters // Dr. Katie Penry
- Episode 057: How to Document Your Family Without Torturing Them // Rebecca Sior
- Episode 050: How to Actually Listen to your Children // Kim Jacobs
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How do you balance social media usage in your life? Let me know in a comment below!