Unfollow. Delete. Block. Repeat.

Who follows you and who you follow on social media is completely in your hands.

You have total control over who has access to you on social media and what you see. And you should curate and edit as necessary.

I recently did a social media follower cleanse/purge – I do this periodically. This is another way of social distancing for me.

I removed anyone who I haven’t talked to in years, who I don’t know well personally, who I didn’t feel was supportive, who commented negatively on a post of mine or who don’t share the same values as me.

I also removed someone who was mean to me on social media recently. She reached out to me to ask why, so I told her. I have no guilt about doing so. I have zero tolerance for mean girl behavior.

If they don’t lift you up, cut them out.

If they don’t make you feel good or add some thing to your life, remove them.

Think quality over quantity always.

In an age of hyperconnectivity, it’s common to virtually connect with people we don’t know well. Sometimes those connections can be positive. Other times, they’re unnecessary and don’t serve us.

It’s important to ensure that your social feeds are what you want them to be. You are in control of who has access to every and anything about you.

You are not required to stay connected with anyone. Period.

Clearing out connections can make more room in your newsfeed for people whose updates you actually want to see, a more rewarding way to use social media.

It is perfectly normal for connections with others to change over time.

I want my social media feeds to be filled with positive interactions, social support and social connectedness.

If you aren’t ready to delete someone from social media, you can unfollow/mute them, which hides their posts. Don’t worry, they aren’t notified of this action.

I highly encourage the personal social media edit. Who’s with me on this?

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