It is so important that we strive to protect our energy on a daily basis. Our energy is the source that keeps us focused, keeps us happy, that ultimately decides if we’re living our ‘best life’ or not. It’s crucial we protect it from the negative energy that is often surrounding us. Onw way we can do this? A Digital Negativity Detox.
But what many people don’t realize is that you don’t need to be in the physical presence of negative energy for it to affect yours. Negative energy can be transferred in multiple ways and believe it or not, even through our phone screens.
And yet, we constantly open up channels to receive this negative energy through digital platforms such as:
- Scrolling through apps such as Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter etc
- Watching the news or allowing news alerts onto our phones
- Even music apps can create negative energy if we music can trigger certain emotions within us
Okay, Social Media Isn’t All Bad
Now, the reason we have these apps and these wonderful platforms are for good reasons, there is no doubt about that.
They provide us with easy-to-get clear information. They bring us inspiration, joy; they keep us updated with our loved ones during what has been a testing time for many. And plenty of us, myself included, pretty much run our businesses through these epic platforms.
But how often are we switching off? Are we even communicating properly anymore? Could we be doing something more productive and worthwhile with our time?
Of course, it’s great to switch off from the real world from time to time and catch up on what our friends have been up to. We want to keep up-to-date with current affairs from around the world – but what feelings are we left holding onto afterwards? Fear? Panic? Comparison? Jealousy? Just downright drained?
Just bringing some awareness…
5 Steps to a Digital Negativity Detox
These feelings and emotions are damaging to our energy. It might be time for a digital negativity detox. Here are five steps to help you do just that:
Go on a news fast
You can set the restrictions, but I would recommend at least 48 hours off from the news, especially from news alerts or notifications, remove them completely.
This is not being ignorant. This is important self care.
With the colossal cloud of negativity that’s been hanging over 2020, we probably all need a break from the constant 24/7 negative news that is being pumped into our energy through our feeds and notifications.
Have a social media clear out
If you find that every time you go on your Twitter or Instagram feed, that you finish your social media session feeling 100% pumped, inspired and motivated, then by all means, feel free to ignore this step.
Let’s be honest, how many of us hop on social media for an intended ten minutes only to fall into a digital rabbit hole or end up on a comparison spree? Both are distracting and damaging to your energy.
Have a look at:
- Who are you following?
- Whose energy are you choosing to tune into?
- Is it time to have a clear out?
Don’t be worried about upsetting people or offending anyone. Most social media platforms offer up ways to simply ‘mute’ someone, meaning their posts will no longer appear in your feeds and the person your muting has no idea.
Looking for more ideas on this? Here’s how I use social media consciously.
Put app blockers on your phone
We all waste much more time than we’d like to on our devices. This is understandable – they’re made to be addicting, especially your social media apps. It’s nearly impossible to have enough willpower to ignore it.
I don’t trust myself to spend time on my phone very wisely and my life is too valuable to spend so much of it scrolling. Therefore, I install app blockers on my phone to keep me on track. Depending on how you want to set it up, you can set timers or do limits on what time of day you can access them. It’s so helpful!
Feeling really brave? Uninstall the apps that you can simply check-in on using your computer.
Swap scrolling for learning
Let’s be honest, “I don’t have time” is something we’ve probably all said when it comes to finding excuses as to why we’ve not completed that online course we enrolled in or why we haven’t gotten around to applying for that dream job.
According to a report by broadbandsearch.net, we’re currently spending an average of 144 minutes per day scrolling through social media platforms. That’s almost 17 hours a week!
Think about what we could do in that time! We could study, we could read, we could learn a language, or if we really needed our social media kick, one idea is to go YouTube to watch motivational talks or learn a new craft or hobby.
Replace music with podcasts
For many, music can be an emotional trigger that can damage energy instantly. Even upbeat songs can have a negative effect if you’re not in the right headspace to hear them.
We’re not always consciously aware of these triggers too, so as we pop our headphones in to listen to a track we think we like, unaware of the low vibe it will leave us in. For anyone that finds they’ve experienced this, I recommend having a music detox every now and then to ensure you keep up high energy.
But what to listen to when you go for that run or when you hop on the train or in the car? Podcasts! If you’re looking to get into a really good headspace then why not check out these three uplifting episodes from my podcast ‘Embracing Human.’
- Clear the Blocks to Your Six Figure Dream Life w/ Elaina Ray
- How to Make Decisions as an Overthinker
- How to Rise After a Breakup w/ Sophia Le Page
Are you worried that your low energy may be beyond a digital negativity detox? Sometimes, we need a little support.
If you’re struggling to put steps in place to shift negative energy, then that’s what I’m here for. I coach women to create fierce, rebellious levels of self belief in order to go after the freedom lifestyle they crave.
Does this sound like something you’re looking for? Book your free discovery call with me here.
You’ve got this!