23+ tips for wellbeing in strange times #4 – Fill your stream with good vibes

Magnifying glass bringing cityscape into sharp definitionNow is the time to start weeding your social media feeds and focus in on those things that make you feel good inside:

  1. Follow inspiring, happy accounts that make you feel good.  Some examples fro Twitter include (and this is by no means an exhaustive list – just follow what you love) @tinycarebot, @bestofnextdoor, @KaleSalad, and (for dog lovers only) @dog_rates.
  2. Send the sort of tweets and posts you would want to find in your streams.
  3. Use social media with a purpose, not just to browse others’ random and often gloomy digital outpourings.
  4. Unfollow, mute, and hide all social media content that makes you feel bad.  Twitter allows you to “mute” particular words, phrases, usernames, emojis and hashtags, banning them from your Twitter stream for a specified period – or forever – instead of unfollowing specific feeds.  On Facebook, you can unfollow dreary people while staying friends, so they don’t get upset should they ever get bored enough to examine their friends list.

Who have we missed?

Have we missed off your favourite Twitter feed?  Are there inspirational Instagram feeds, Facebook pages, groups and folk to follow?  Please let everyone know in the comments below!

Assistant Librarian (Promotions) at the University Library. An enthusiastic advocate of libraries, diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice for all, inside and outside the workplace.

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