“She’s the exclamation mark in the happiest sentence I could possibly write.”
Have you ever come across an Instagram account that you fall in love with instantly? What about it made you fall in love? Was it the bright pictures? The positive quotes? The contagious smiles of the people?
When I click on that follow button, it’s because I see something in that person and their content worth having in my Insta feed daily.
I look for inspiration. I look for friendship. I look for happy, healthy, positive people, who aren’t afraid to be themselves on social media! It’s not about the number of hearts their pictures have received or how many trending hashtags their captions include, it’s more. I look for people who, if I had the chance, I’d want to surround myself with in real life.
As a fitstagrammer, I know that who I follow will also reflect how I think and who I aspire to be. It’s easy to get sucked into toxic thinking. I don’t want to pollute my mind with unattainable perfection that we so often see in not only the fitness industry, but in social media as a whole.
Not only do I not want to follow those kinds of accounts and those kinds of people, but I also don’t want to BE one of them.
I thrive off of being myself! I love being the happy, bubbly, optimistic, imperfect girl that I am! I aspire to be that exclamation mark at the end of that sentence! I want my content to glow with my personality and the positivity that people need in their lives.
I want to promote content with a purpose.
I challenge you this week to really think about the people you follow and the content you display. Does it make you happy?
There is a buzz going around the Blogilates/POP Pilates community this week about cleansing our social media accounts of all things detrimental to yourself. So let’s do it! Let’s really do it.
Take a moment and get real with yourself about the people and content in your every day social media life. If it’s causing more harm than good, get rid of it! Free yourself from toxic people, toxic content, and toxic thinking. You don’t have to be a slave to the chains of social media. Break free and realize that the platform we spend so much time on can be an encouraging one! For as much bad as there is in the world there is just as much, if not more, good.
You and I can be that good! We can encourage and uplift. We hold the power in our palm every. single. day.
That’s right, we have power and privilege today unlike any other. We can fight negativity with positivity at the click of a button. We can start a trend with a simple hashtag. We can empower the good content with a double tap to our screen.
Social media is a tool with a blank instruction manual.
How will you use it?
For great tips, check out Cassey’s latest blog post on the subject:
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