I use Facebook in two ways.
On my personal account, I do normal activities like liking, posting tour pics, sharing interesting stories etc.
On my official Facebook page, I share the excerpts of articles that I publish, I also put questions and answers that I reply to the article comments. If you have not yet liked my Facebook page, I request you to visit and like the page here. This way, you can be up to date with Ayurveda information that I share in different platforms. For example, if someone comments with an inquiry about a product description, I post that question with my answer in my Facebook page. So that, you can avoid visiting my website again and again, but still get my updates in your wall.
An example of such question and answer – (Click on like page button)
The topic for today is about a change in activity that I did in my personal account that brought me a lot of mental peace and concentration.
Just a few weeks ago, I was a very socially active person in Facebook. I used to like all the patriotic pages, personalities, I also used to have a lot of fun and had liked lot of troll – pages, and joke – pages, and those that make fun of others.
My patriotic quotient increased, I became more sensitive to sensitive social issues like Nirbhaya rape and murder, Amanda Todd online harassment and suicide etc.
This was a lot of fun even. Pages like Jobless Jack was a big time pass.
But unknowingly, these kind of pages used to take away a lot of positive energy from me. After reading a sad story, my mind used to be so engaged in it that, getting back to work was almost impossible. It used to drain my energy and concentration.
So, I unfollowed all these pages, un-friended people whom I did not know in person, instead, liked a few positive and constructive pages that interests me, like Mashable, GigaOm, TechCrunch, Richard Branson, Interesting Engineering, Interior Designing, ArchDaily etc.
I get pumped up when I see a beautiful car, by reading tech news, by seeing beautiful buildings, by seeing nature’s pics from across the world. Now, these kind of things fill my Facebook wall. Now, every time I see my wall, the energy to work harder, positive attitude, knowledge about recent advancement etc give a kick and I get back to work with a lot more of focus, intent and concentration.
Being less involved in national issues on Facebook does not make me less patriotic. I read newspapers, watch TV and keep myself well informed. But avoiding the same activity on Facebook helped me avoid the brain drain.
Let me know in comments, what you do, to keep your mind sane, in this hustling and bustling online world.
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