It is easy to get lost in social media and let it consume your life. Many people feel more comfortable voicing opinions and communicating via social media vs. face-to-face.

According to Hubspot, 27% of total U.S. Internet time is spent on social networking sites. While social media can be a great way to connect and voice your opinions, you have to make it a point to live a life outside of social media and only use networking sites to enhance your life experiences, not dictate them.

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21 Tips to Balance Social Media Addiction, Tweets, Life and Real Work!

Pam Moore Tonight I had great plans for a productive Sunday evening. We spent the first part of the evening at Crossing Church for a rockin’ worship and message, sweet treat at Baskin Robbins and then headed home and put kids to bed. It was just me, the laptop and hubby with the remote.

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How To Use Social Media So It Doesn’t Overwhelm Your Life

Waking up without an alarm. Having a cappuccino (or two) before meandering around a small, medieval village in search of the perfect artisanal gelato. Ahhh, the simple life. Having just returned from a heavenly adventure in Italy (HOLY pasta!!!), I understand the struggle many modern business owners face: A huge appetite for success and an equally deep desire for simplicity.

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Social media networks, are they helping or hurting us?

A social media reality check By Amanda Thomas, Staff Writer Yesterday I found out that a Tim Hortons franchise recently opened up in Dubai. How did I find this out? Through Facebook! Although I don’t usually rely on Facebook to tell me more than what my friends and acquaintances are up to, statistics show that a whopping 48% of youth get their news from Facebook.

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Social Media vs. Having a Life: 3 Ways to Strike a Balance

“More than ever, we’re now focused on documenting and building the history of our lives, not on living the life unfolding right in front of us,” writes Damon Brown in his new TED e-book Our Virtual Shadow: Why We Are Obsessed With Documenting Our Lives Online .

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Pam Didner

Posted on

September 6, 2013

Content Marketing, Personal Journal