It's truly remarkable to think that if I would have been born 100 years ago, I probably would not have a business. And I definitely wouldn't have an online business, because the internet and social media did not exist.
I say this to say that I am truly so grateful for social media, because without it, I would not have a business. My business started because of the infinite possibilities and opportunities presented to me on social media. In fact, every business venture I've been on started with social media.
While social media is amazing for business owners because you're able to get in touch with so many other humans, if you don't establish and maintain healthy social media boundaries, social media can also be a cause of a lot of mental exhaustion, chaos, stress, and put us in a fight or flight mentality because you're constantly consuming and staying distracted. Which then could provoke a lot of negative thought patterns, limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviors like comparison, imposter syndrome, analysis paralysis, perfectionism, and the list could go on.
That being said, about a month ago, the Holy Spirit prompted me to implement one of the social media boundaries I'll be sharing with you, but when He prompted me to do this, I also felt Him prompt with a question that really got me thinking.
The question was...
If Jesus was physically here on Earth during the time of the internet and social media, how would He use it?
I've been on a journey with this and really praying into how Jesus would actually use social media, and doing my best to fully embody that.
There's a lot that goes into this question and I'm not going to be answering it in its entirety today, but I know one of the things He would do if he were to use it would be to first establish boundaries with it.
And that's exactly what we're covering today.
That being said, I've got 10 social media boundaries that you can implement ASAP. These boundaries are going to be super helpful for your work-life balance especially during the upcoming holiday season.
Because let's be real. We want to be present with our families and loved ones. That's the whole reason we want a business. We don't want our business to put us in bondage. And truthfully, social media and our business can sometimes feel like bondage if we're not careful.
These boundaries are going to be super effective in helping you get more work done more efficiently and effectively than before, which means you'll be able to make more money while also being more present this holiday season.
Let's do this!