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When Does Fear Of Social Media Cost You An Opportunity?

The key to gaining traction in your life is to never be afraid of social media. There are so many benefits that come from connecting with others. In fact, your ability to connect with others will enhance, not hinder your success in our new economy.

One of the major themes for the remainder of my spring semester is the importance to focus on “creating” each day. Today I will explore the benefits that come with getting a daily work out — and even more, the costs that arise from the lack of socialization that goes into creating this idea.

Social media can be a wonderful thing, but it is definitely one major cost of work. I have found that, in the past years, I was much more social in the afternoon and at night. For the past three years, I have gotten more done during the night than at any other time or for any amount of time. But lately I am finding that, with the advent of the smartphone, I am able to get more done during the morning, so that is where I am spending much of my time.

Social media is great for the “creative entrepreneur” who is constantly creating and sharing, but I think it definitely has a downside. I want to be able to work in a professional environment so that I can share and be a part of what is going on in the world around me. I often find myself in situations where people can see me, or my work, and I feel “invited” to share. But, the question is, what makes others seem more inviting. It’s all about the way you approach what you are doing and how you interact with people.

A study found that when people engage in a “social” situation, they feel more connected and less alone. For instance, when people have a conversation with another person, they feel more connected, and are also more likely to engage in an activity with the person they interacted with. Additionally, when people talk to more strangers, even a few at a time, they feel more connected with the other people in that environment. For instance, when people are around other people, they do have more self-perceived “social capital” for their own group of people. That is, they feel more connected to others around them who are in the same situation they are.

People may feel more connected with another person, but they will still feel the need to talk to another person, as well. And when they do (i.e., when they are socializing and interacting with other people), they get more done.

Social networking sites are great for making new friends, meeting people from different backgrounds, and learning new things about different people. These are great tools for socializing and connecting with people around you, but it is also much easier for people in the social environment to feel like they have a captive audience when they can see what “other” people are saying and doing, as opposed to what “they” are doing.

By now you might be wondering why I don’t just go out to dinner at a different restaurant and talk to strangers. I find it much harder to develop relationships when I am socializing with other people and I have other people around me constantly, especially in a professional setting. I have noticed that in my life, since I became a “creative entrepreneurship,” I have done less socializing, except through friends and family. The fact is, when you spend time with other people, it is much more difficult to create good connections, especially if you are surrounded by a group of people who seem to think and act in a similar manner to you. The fact is, when you are surrounded by those people, socializing becomes a very superficial, superficial experience.