Good Clean Feed
Exposure therapy happens to us every day as we walk through the simple motion of living our lives. Everything that we put into our brains and bodies becomes a source of cause and effect that radiates inward and affects the attitude and energy of what we put back out. Living life in the digital age presents us with the need to take stock in what's being brought to our attention, and start filtering more than just our selfies.
5 Reasons to Clean up Your Newsfeed
Jumpstart your life in recovery by letting go of all the negativity that you see, hear, and read. The world is full of people, places, and things that want to influence your thoughts and actions. In recovery, you’ve already learned that YOU are steering the bus of life, and you’ve gained a clearer idea of what you want. The choice is simple.
1. You Can Let Go of Everything That Doesn’t Support Your Clarity
I always hear people complain about being bombarded with trash, negativity, and emotional triggers on social media, to which I smile and simply ask, "then why are you keeping it?”
Social media has undoubtedly changed the way that we socialize and interact with the world around us. Too many hours are spent glued to screens instead of getting out and actually living, but there's a silver lining. You can click out everything that you don't want to see! Recovery is an actionable lifestyle, and you get to choose what you let in. So, choose. #Heal #Empower #Recover
If you're grossed out by icky pics, annoyed by over sharing, or bullied by unkind people...block them from your feed. If you feel like you can’t quite hit DELETE quite yet, at least opt for ignore. Just make sure that you don’t keep doing what you’ve always done, and expect different results. That’s insanity, right?!
2. You Have the Courage To Change
Deleting what distracts, discourages, or disgusts you is a power that you have readily at hand. It is courageous to step away from the things that are no longer serving you. The act of doing this is confirmation that you have the power to keep yourself moving forward in healing.
3. The World Is An Encouraging Place
Seek out the positive and immerse yourself in all things that support your new vision. When we seek daily influence from quality sources that give us more of what we love and need, it's much easier to start manifesting these things in our own lives.
4. You'll Be Less Restless, Irritable, and Discontent
When you're brain isn't constantly being bombarded with negativity, you have more time to grow and heal. Less time spent stewing over intangible things that are making you mad, means more time for something else. In return, you'll spend less time in cyberspace and perhaps want to go out and actually live life in the flesh instead! Let recovery connect you with positivity.
5. Positive Support Is Just Waiting For You!
Social media can be a great tool for good too, if you pursue it correctly. The internet is bursting with free resources, tools and support that can connect you with exactly what you need to make it! Check out some of our upbeat online favorites at Gratefuless.org, Greater Good, and of course, Let Us Keep Inspiring You on Facebook, Twitter, and on Instagram.