Monday, July 20, 2015

Mindfulness Mondays: Develop your Facebook Filter

Facebook was launched in 2004 as a social networking site for college students.  Since that time it has expanded in scope and accessibility with 1.44 billion active users as of March 2015.

Social networking etiquette appears to be lacking for many. Users seem comfortable posting material that they might not as readily share in face to face interactions.  News events can flare up mean spirited material that triggers strong emotions and test the bounds of "friend-ship."

Develop a personal Facebook filter this week.  Browse your news-feed at a time that negativity is less likely to impact your mood. Monitor your internal response and wish safety, happiness, peace, and love to all people- regardless of their opinion.  Refrain from using social media to persuade, defend, or attack your unlike minded friends.

If your filter isn't working- consider unplugging for awhile.

This week I will be mindful of my Facebook Filter.

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