Empower yourself to unfollow, unlike and unsubscribe

Are you experiencing information overload? Is your email inbox overflowing and your social feeds overwhelming? Perhaps it’s time for you to empower yourself to unfollow, unlike and unsubscribe!

We live in a world where we are bombarded with email subscriptions, recommendations and promoted posts. We are lured to subscribe with discounts, promises of knowledge and the desire to join a community of likeminded people but if you’re anything like me, you just don’t have time for all the things!

I am a big advocate of social media for both personal and professional use and I am on multiple platforms every day. Most days I can happily spend hours scrolling, commenting and exploring, enjoying the pretty pictures and the witty comments but sometimes I feel very disconnected to my feed. I stop seeing things that connect with me and when this happens, I know it’s time to start unfollowing and unliking!

Some of you may have guilt over unfollowing/unliking but you shouldn’t. Just because someone follows/likes you does not mean that you have to follow/like them back – your social media feeds are your feeds and yours alone. Your feeds should inspire you, give you ideas and be fun, after all, if you stop enjoying your experience you will stop coming back. If you follow too many accounts then your feed gets clogged up with useless stuff and you will miss all the good stuff. Curate your feeds so they work for you.

I get excited and follow new people and brands all the time and it’s with the best intentions. I genuinely want to enjoy their content but if I follow them for a few days or weeks and I am getting nothing out of it – unfollow! I have no guilt about this and I encourage you to unfollow my accounts if you get nothing out of them – I am totally OK with that, I promise!

Email subscriptions are exactly the same. If you don’t open, read and find a subscription useful then unsubscribe. Don’t clog up your inbox with things that you just delete. If you’re feeling some anxiety over ‘losing’ your resources you could make a spreadsheet, bookmark them in your browser or save to an online tool like Trello or Pocket for access in the future.

If you’re feeling information overload, I encourage you unfollow, unlike and unsubscribe!

 

2 comments

  1. Love this, Amy. I too, have no issues with unsubscribing or unfollowing. Sometimes we forget or get complacent about the control we have over our feeds. I did a big digital clean out just before and during my sabbatical last year. So liberating!

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