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Managing an Active and Healthy Online Life

Managing an Active and Healthy Online Life - How to stay connected and inspired without getting totally overwhelmed.

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May 21, 2012

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  1. Juliet says:

    Great post! It is essential for everyone to find the right balance between reality and social media.

    Social media can easily eat someone up – I know it certainly ate me up and I had to step back for awhile to realize what was important to me.

    I used to have a relatively large instagram following, but I realized that I was just in it for the likes, the comments, and just for other wrong reasons. Plus there were other instagrammers that I envied in an unhealthy manner, so I just deleted the account to give myself a break and assess my intentions.

    Great post – this certainly is something everyone needs a reminded of every once in awhile.

    – Juliet from http://www.thelittlejewelsoflife.com

  2. kkendra says:

    Great tips and thanks for sharing! I just had my first baby so I’m really struggling with balancing my online life, my art work, me time, baby time and fiance time! I love the tip about interacting instead of just following and that’s my hardest right now. I can usually make time to work but then baby needs me and I don’t get time to network, make friends and actually interact with other bloggers! Frustrating.

  3. Kim says:

    So, so true!

    I am actually half-way through a personal 60 Days of No Facebook challenge. Despite my desire not to, I found myself hitting refresh altogether too often just for the sake of hitting refresh. I allowed it to take up way too much of my time, so I quit cold turkey. So far? It’s been awesome! I still use Twitter, email and I’ve fallen in love with BBN (you’re so right about connecting with people rather than just being the careful voyeur), so I still feel connected. The break has done everything I wanted it to; by taking away my major source of procrastination I’ve found I’m actually writing again (not just blog-writing, fiction/personal project writing). And yes, weeding the negative is so, so important. There’s no use wasting that much energy, it’s too valuable.

    Great post. Great.

    • Ciera says:

      wow! That is a great challenge and so great it is turning out as a positive experience! So happy for you!

  4. Emily says:

    Yes! Thank you for these tips. I can always use a reminder. Ive realized this year thaf lists really keep me on track and yet somehow I keep thinking I dont need to make them. Then every time I do make one Im reminded why i always should. Its so easy to get sucked into the internet blackhole.

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  6. Susi says:

    Good advice, especially the two last ones! I have a lot of stress in my life and definitely don’t need to read blogs that adds to the negativity! So now I’m trying to removing everything that doesn’t make me feel good.
    I’m definitely an online junkie, but have realized that it’s because it’s a way to “survive” when everything sucks in real life. When things go better, I don’t need to be online as much. Sounds really bad, I know.

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  9. “Interact with people instead of just following.” BEST TIP!! I hope to find balance in my online life too. This is a great post. 🙂

  10. Jennifer M. says:

    Love these tips! I especially can relate to the tip about unsubscribing from blogs that make you feel jealous or negative. I have really tried to stay on top of that and it really makes a huge difference in my own attitude if I’m not constantly reading/ interacting with blogs and bloggers that bring out the worst in me. I think that change in attitude probably also comes through in my own posts, so the more positive blogs that I read I get the more likely my own posts will be positive!

    • Ciera says:

      Thanks Jennifer! Yea that is a huge one that took me a while to figure out. I want honesty and transparency from a blog, but wouldn’t want to follow a ‘debbie downer’ 🙂

  11. Stela says:

    Great tips!
    It’s crazy how effective weeding out the negative is!

  12. katrice says:

    This is my first time here and I’m so happy that I happened upon your blog. I’m inspired by your tips because I’ve noticed lately that my online life is kind of over shadowing my real one. (if that makes any sense) Anyhow, thanx a lot for sharing the tips are very helpful and useful, at least for me anyway.

    • Ciera says:

      So glad you stopped by! I definitely know what you mean, it is so easy for your online life to quickly take over and it becomes hard to balance everything. I’m so happy these tips can help!

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