Social media is world widely used today. Most people have social media account where they interact with many other people in many places through the internet. However, many people also do not aware about mindfulness in sharing something through the social media. The inauthenticity of online interactions and the fact that connection is just a commodity are the reasons of why those people do not use the social media in mindful ways. Actually, posting and sharing good things could make it more meaningful for other people who read as well as for us. So you should be more mindful before posting or sharing something on social media. Some tips below may help you to reach the goal.
Knowing the Intentions
According to Doug Firebaugh, the owner of SocialMediaBlogster.Com, there are seven psychological needs of every people when they use a social media to post something. The needs are to get the attention, acknowledgement, appreciation, approval, assurance, acclaim and also inclusion. So, before you post something, make sure that you have known about whether you need to be seen or authenticated, and whether you have something or not to get the need.
Becoming an Authentic Self
Most people have a personality that they would like to maintain or develop in their personal branding age. When someone needs to communicate authentically from heart, he/ she will tweet in focused agenda and driving the ego. Then they talk something that is really matter and they will ask when they need support or advice. When you can be true for yourself, then you will get easiness to present.
Always Ask Yourself before Posting
It must be wise when you always think before posting; whether it is true, necessary, kind, or not. Some people post their thoughts without firstly consider the impact to all of the audience on social media. You may only have some friends on your social media account, but you cannot make sure how many people who can read your post. So, you should always ask yourself whether the post might harm someone else or not before sharing.
Share Kindness in Your Posts
You can also use social media to share kinds of kindness, helping a stranger without expecting some return. In this way you can create the connection possibility personally to the friends or followers on the social media.
Don’t Always Share Everything Directly
Most social media users always share everything soon after they experiencing the moments; by taking the pictures and then upload to the social media. It will make it overlaps and less intimacy, because the audiences seem joining the gathering or date in the real time. It seems reducing the internal monologue and replacing it with the digital narration.
Become Active in Social Media but Not Reactive
Notifications are always sent to you about friends’ updates on social media. The alerts should force to decide whether you need to respond or not. You should decide the right time to come into the conversation, and also use your time offline to decide something to offer valuably.
Give Full Attention before Responding
Many people share some links or comment on post without reading it carefully and understand the contents. The scanning reading without understanding is not a great attention to the people who post. It doesn’t matter if you cannot replay any comment or post, provided that you give full respond to the posts so you can give thoughtfully respond in different way.
Overall, being mindful before posting, sharing and responding is very important to use social media wisely. The technology is always helpful and fun way to enjoy, but wise using will make it fully functional without harming anyone.