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Why You Should Unfollow Anyone Who Makes You Feel Bad About Yourself

Social media is a great way to show parts of your life. But people only share the best sides. When they do that, they unintentionally leave others who view their post feeling bad about their own lives, because they’re not measuring up. If that’s you, then you’ve probably started hating your experience online already.

My advice is to unfollow any account that makes you feel bad about yourself. Make sure that the accounts that you follow on social media uplift and inspire you to live your best life. Sieve out the accounts that don’t give you the motivation you need to shine.

 

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You need to stay away from anything that will tempt you to compare yourself with someone else

It affects the best of us. We see a beautiful picture of a friend or come across a status update saying that they hit their income goal and immediately we start comparing ourselves with them.

Sometimes you try to trick yourself into thinking that you’re assessing yourself so that you’ll know what your problems are and know which areas need your attention. But on the contrary, what this does is to crash your self-esteem and make you doubt your capability to achieve your goals.

 

You have to fill your online space with posts that inspire you to be better and achieve your goals

There’s nothing as demotivating as being constantly reminded that you’ve not reached your goals. Working on your goals is already difficult as it is. Help yourself succeed by surrounding yourself with positivity that will motivate you to keep hitting your goals.

 

Your purpose on earth is not predicated on you destroying yourself but on building yourself up

Life is already challenging enough on its own. So finding ways to self-sabotage shouldn’t even make it to your to-do list.

Of course, nobody plans to feel bad or have self-sabotaging thoughts about themselves while scrolling through their news feed. But since you do have control over what you allow yourself to see, then why not make use of it?

Consuming content that builds you up and helps you to be the best version of yourself is something that you develop over time. As you gradually and consciously decide to only follow what builds you up, then you’ll feel better about yourself.

 

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But then here is the truth…

It’s hard to unfollow. Some of those people whose posts make you feel bad about yourself are friends, colleagues, people you went to school with or even people you admire. The thought of unfollowing them makes you feel guilty. Or worse, it makes you feel like you’re a bad person.

But if you take a step back and look at it objectively, you know that your mental health means so much more than a bunch of accounts you follow on social media. Do whatever is necessary to attain that level of peace of mind. Remember, self-love is not selfish.

 

What are your thoughts on this? Do you follow anyone that makes you feel bad about yourself?

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day in the UK is a few days away and many of us are still in search of the perfect gifts. So I thought I should share some more gift ideas just incase you are still in search for some Mother”s Day Gift shopping inspiration.

 

 

Ellis James Black Travel Jewellery Keeper

 

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I really like this Ellis James Travel Jewellry Keeper. It comes in Black, Cream and Grey. I have the black version and I really like it. It is a great little gift. Perfect for keeping your  jewellery safe while on holiday. I like that there are enough spaces for earrings, bracelets, necklaces and other little pieces of jewellery.

 

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This little bag is water-resistant and padded for protection. It will make an excellent gift this Mother’s Day. What do you think?

 

Ellis James Black Tall Cosmetic Bag

 

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This Black Tall Cosmetic Bag also by Elis James is another great Mother’s Day gift idea. I love the size. It will be very handy for overnight trips, weekends away and when going on holidays in general. It can also be used to store your cosmetics at home. I like the different compartments. It stores bottles upright thanks to the tall design ( Dimensions: 10.25 W x 7.25 L x 7.0 D inches).

 

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This Ellis James Cosmetic Bag is also padded for protection and water-resistant. What do you think of it?

 

 

Ambielly Cotton Socks Thermal Socks Adult Unisex Socks

 

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Socks are not only great for Father’s Day, Mums can receive them as gifts as well. These Ambielly Cotton Socks Thermal Socks Adult Unisex Socks are great for those on a budget. And with the amazing review on Amazon, you can tell the socks are great quality. They look fab, I love the colourful designs. Good to know they are unisex too! Always nice to be able to share some pieces of clothing with your other half. 

 

 

Vans Women’s Ward Canvas Low-Top Sneakers

 

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I am a fan of the Vans brand. Their shoes are always so cool. This Vans Women’s Ward Canvas Low-Top Sneakers would make a lovely gift this Mother’s Day. I love the soft pink shade and simple design.  It comes in 3 other colours as well – Black, Red and Multi-colour. 

 

 

Mummy Shark T-shirt

 

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This Mummy Shark T-shirt would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift. The whole Mummy Shark trend has made this shirt a desirable option. It comes in different colours – Navy Blue, Royal Blue, Black, Dark Heather, and Asphalt.

 

What do you think of these gift ideas? Are you all sorted for Mother’s Day gifts?

How to grow your social media 30 minutes a day

As an online entrepreneur, I pay attention to my social media platforms more than your average person. I like to have an account on the most popular social media platforms, and I am quite active on a couple. Social media is my bread and butter, so growing my following is important to me. Having said, I am not able to dedicate as many hours in a day to build my social media following as I would like. So I had to think outside the box. I am quite impressed with how I have grown my social media platforms but there is still room to grow, and I plan to increase my following significantly before the end of this year.

 

 

 

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How to grow your social media 30 minutes a day

So how do I grow my social media 30 minutes a day? Here are some things I do, you may find them helpful too!

 

Scheduling Tweets

I schedule my tweets on Buffer everyday. It usually takes me about 10 minutes to get this done. I always have my tweets ready in my head so I don’t  over think the process too much. Also, I am always manually tweeting when I get the time so my whole feed is automated. But being to schedule my tweets does help me grow my following massively. Using the right hashtags and images also help my tweets get some engagement. Plus Twitter is all about chitchat so I make sure I engaged with others everyday.

 

Facebook Promotion

I spend a few minutes a day on Facebook creating stories, replying comments and resharing relevant posts from other pages and creating ads. It takes me about 10 minutes to get all these done on Facebook. I also go in and out of the Facebook app on my iPhone as often as I can in the day, but I make sure I dedicate 10 minutes a day to get my promotional stuff done. Facebook reach can be tricky to get up but sharing your new blog posts in relevant groups does help.

 

Instagram

Now on Instagram, I spend a bit more time because I am seriously trying to go my following on it. I spend around 20 minutes a day creating stories, posting shots/captions, replying comments, liking and commenting on photos and researching hashtags. Instagram is such a competitive platform but I try to do me on there as much as possible. I make sure I don’t spend too much time on the platform though, as it is so easy to get carried away checking profiles out.

 

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Pinterest

I have fallen in love with Pinterest and I now spend around 10minutes a day pinning. Pinterest is an interesting social media platform and I love the fact that I have noticed a spike in my monthly unique and engaged viewers. My following is also gradually increasing on there and I am loving it. Plus it is so easy to manage once you know what you are doing. I always go in and out throughout the day on my iPhone and I pin as much as I can outside of the 10 minutes I dedicate everyday.

 

You don’t have to spend hours working on your social media platforms. Just start with a couple of minutes every day on each platform and see how you get on. It is more about consistency than the amount of time you spend. You doing the same thing everyday for a week will mean more than you spending hours on a platform on 1 day and not do anything else on it for a week. Consistency leads to growth on social media, so don’t give up!

 

How do you grow your social media platforms? Do you have any tried or tested tip to share?

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