Rewards I Reap from my Social Media Detox


Habang sinusulat ko iyong post ko na What I realize in my Social Media Detox ay naalala ko rin ang mga  bagay na nagagawa ko dahil ginawa ko iyon. Siyempre ang automatic na benefit ay more time, focus, and energy  na marami pang hatid iba pang rewards.   Ito iyong sa akin, how about yours?

Invisibility is super power.  Sa nakaraang post nabanggit ko ‘yong iilang tao na nangamusta pero hindi dahil napansin nila ang absence ko. Wala akong tampo at sa halip nga I have eureka moments.  Napatunayan ko ang katumpakan ng “invisibility is power.”  If people don’t know what you are doing, you have freedom and privacy to work on your endeavors without worrying external factors.

The Mind Musuem's Atom Gallery

When they need microscope to figure you out? (The Mind Musuem’s Atom Gallery)

If our friends say something about our projects nakakaapekto lalo na kapag against sa ating idea. On the other hand,  iba rin if they give praises and positive expectations. Parang may pressure to prove your points and you become too emotional because of the feedback. Somehow it will affect how you handle whatever you do.

Ang punto ko rito ay how we will find balance and strength to be the best of who we really are if we only value the outside factors? It’s not that we don’t need people around us, strong support system is very important. Pero baka naman kaya tayo madaling mawalan ng loob ay dahil hindi pa nga natin alam o sigurado ang anuman ay inaasa na natin ang pagdedesisyon sa iba para sa atin. Bago tayo humingi ng tulong, dapat alam natin kung ANO PANG klaseng tulong ang kailangan natin.   So if you want freedom, privacy, silence, and other power be invisible! Wag every minute post ng post kung ginagawa at pinagkakaabalahan mo.  Unless may pino-promote tayong products at advocacy.

Focus and productivity – So while my wall have updates and notifications, I am creating and doing something else. Honestly, hindi ‘yan madali ah! I am doing my best to stay focused and productive, while doing my projects.  Pero ang pagpipigil kong mag-comment at mag-update ng status alone ay nakatulong to do valuable things for me gaya ng :

  • Make aspectos de hitokiriHOSHI become active, rank better, and get offers.
  • Finally na-create ko na yung matagal ko ng pinag-iisipang niche blog – EZOne.
  • Finish my works faster so I can #galapamore and to #liwaliwpamore
  • Stay away from negative vibes – (please check my last post for details)
  • Breakaway from crazes na usually I’m prone to indulge
  • Nagagawa ko na mag-scrapbook at mag-crafting ulit!

    Paper Recycling System - The Mind Museum

    when you have more time to do what you think matters…such recycling, crafting, and travelling (Paper Recycling System @ The Mind Museum)

To avoid competition trap. I also realize that being competitive doesn’t automatically mean you’re competent. In fact, allowing ourselves to be in competition traps will only give us nothing, but never-ending heartaches.  Check our competititors to see what else we can offer, our strengths, and weaknesses.  It should always be about improving ourselves naturally, hindi pilit at nakabase sa mas magaling ka dapat sa iba.  Kung papayagan natin na gumalaw lang dahil sa kumpetisyon, pinapayagan din natin na i-manipulate tayo ng sitwasyon at idea ng ibang tao.  Of course, a step to avoid to be competition is stay away from social media especially in your down moments. I don’t believe nakakatulong ang post na puro kagandahan lang ang sinasabi. Read motivational blog posts and articles that we can relate and uplift our spirits.

Mind Museum's Life Gallery - The Brain

Our brain is only one, use it for wiser and good decisions…(Mind Museum’s Life Gallery – The Brain)

To stick to what or how we know our friends.  May mga post na nakaka-shock at hindi natin inaasahan. Isang example d’yan ay hugot quotes na basta nai-post dahil nagandahan ang sharer. Ang instant lang natin naiisip ay baka may kinalaman dun ang pinagdadaanan n’ya?  Ganun din kapag nag-post ang isang kaibigan ng kanyang strong opinion tungkol sa isang mainit na isyu. Eh paano kung ayaw na ayaw mo ang sinasabi nya? Tapos post s’ya nang post tungkol sa bagay na iyon? Aawayin mo s’ya o i-unfriend? Bago  ba ang post n’ya ay sino ba siya sa paningin mo? Kilalanin natin ang tao hindi dahil sa mga posts n’ya, bawat tao ay may mga moment na ang lakas maka-mood swing.  Maniwala ka, iba ang approach ng isang tao sa kanyang professional and personal account? Plastic ba kung ganun kasi nagpapakatoo? Para sa akin ay hindi, kundi nag-iisip, nakikisama/ nakikibagay, at lumulugar.

DNA Test

Nasa DNA yan wala sa post. (DNA Test @the Mind Museum)

May purpose and opportunities sa social media.  Yun actually ang ini-courage ko  na maging focus natin. Use social media for good causes/missions, and not to participate in cyberbullying, trolling, and bashing.  I also believe too much exposure in social networking sites and specifically sa activities na nabangit ay makakasama sa ating well-being.

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