23 Apr '12, 1pm

Social Media and Mindfulness

Social Media and Mindfulness

If you’re like me, you have a bit of a love-hate relationship with social media . I have reconnected with old friends via Facebook – a blessing that would never have happened otherwise. I also use Facebook to promote my writing. Indeed, Facebook has proved to be a useful tool for many professionals, non-profit organizations, writers, musicians, and artists. On the other hand, I have often found myself wasting valuable time reading tweets and status updates, and I sometimes feel the pangs of imagined inadequacy when perusing the pages of my friends, whose lives all seem to me more glamorous than mine. This article in Good Magazine offers some simple tips for how to engage with social media without being overwhelmed by it. As someone who tries to maintain a meditation practice and live mindfully, I am often struck by the extent to which social media pulls me out of the prese...

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