By Latoya Clark
In this blog post, we’ll explore how impression management–the conscious management of our online presence–can slow down our busy lives. We’ll also offer some tips on how to get started with creating a more intentional online presence. When we’re busy, we can feel like we’re making progress and getting things done. But what if being busy is just a way of avoiding the things we don’t want to think about?
We’re always being told to slow down. To take a break. To enjoy the moment. But in our fast-paced, competitive world, slowing down can feel like giving up. Something constantly bombarded us with messages telling us we need to be doing more, achieving more, and being more. What if we told you that there’s a way to use social media and technology to slow down your life, rather than speed it up?
Impression management is a technique that can control the way others perceive us. It’s a way of presenting ourselves to the world in a way that is most favorable to us. People can learn this skill.
It’s not just that we’re avoiding our problems when we stay busy. We’re also avoiding intimacy, connection, and vulnerability. We become afraid to slow down and be present with ourselves and the people we care about.
Certainly, we can’t keep running from ourselves forever. Eventually, we have to face the things we’ve been avoiding. And when we do, we may find that the busyness of our lives was just a way of managing our impressions of ourselves.
In the past decade, the internet has become an increasingly bewitching space. There’s always something new to see, and with social media, we can share our reactions to the things we consume with our friends in real time. This constant engagement with media and technology can leave us feeling over-stimulated, anxious, and even lonely. What if we told you that there’s a way to use social media and technology to slow down your life, rather than speed it up? Impression management is the key to a more sustainable and enjoyable relationship with the digital world. Keep reading to learn more about how you can use impression management to take control of your busy life!
We can’t keep running from ourselves forever. Eventually, we have to face the things we’ve been avoiding. When you have chronic pain, this is life or death. Whether it’s your physical health, your mental health, or your emotional well-being, you ultimately deal with the things you’ve been pushing away. While pain can be unpleasant, it is also a powerful motivator. It allows us to take a breather and to reflect, especially when we have been too overworked. It can make us not do things we should be doing. It is essential to understand our own relationship with pain and the effect it has on our actions.
That’s why it’s so important to learn how to deal with pain, both physically and emotionally. And it’s especially important to learn how to do it in a way that doesn’t make things worse. There are a lot of different ways to do that, but one of the most important is to learn how to manage our pain is to start by managing our expectations. We all have expectations about how our lives should be, and when things don’t go the way we want, it can be really tough to deal with.
Often, we think of pain as a negative experience, but it can also be beneficial. It can help us appreciate the good moments and motivate us to change our lives. By using calming tools like meditation, journaling, and yoga, we can gain control over our pain and use it to our advantage. Some basic techniques to practice are :
- Take a short walk outside to get some fresh air and sunlight.
- Practice deep breathing exercises to reduce stress and increase relaxation.
- Engage in a hobby or activity that you enjoy, such as reading, painting, or listening to music.
- Stretch your muscles and do some light exercises to increase blood flow and reduce muscle tension.