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Veronica is a certified Digital Marketer, serial traveler, MIndfulness & Tech junkie. She lives the digital nomad life, and runs her digital marketing business remotely from beautiful islands and exotic locations and loves helping women achieve the same dream!
ultimate guide to social media mindfulness
As you may know by now: I’m a sucker for making mindfulness part of my business (and my social media strategy!) If you’re wondering how to get better at posting on social media, “plan your content ahead!” or “have a strategy” shouldn’t be the cookie-cutter answers you’re looking into.
You should be thinking of a bigger, more important step when planning how to get better at posting on social media: changing your mindset!
Gaining more followers and waking up to DMs of people who want to work with you is totally doable. But to do that, you need to confidently show your face online. And for that, you’ll need the right mindset!
Your mindset needs a 180 spin. Here’s what needs to change up in your hatrack to start winning on social media:
Newsflash: this prevents you from learning how to get better at posting on social media! As soon as you quit seeing social media as the grinch, you’ll notice a change.
What to do instead: Journal on it! Use prompts such as: “what are the pros and cons of social media when it comes to my business?” “What don’t I like about social media?” “What feelings are triggered when I sit down and create content?”
– Writing these down will allow you to explore within to figure out what triggers you when it comes to creating content and how to resolve them. And that’s step one of how to get better at posting on social media.
And let me tell you: it was totally out of character for me! But after digging in for some time, I realized it came directly from my fear of what people would think of me.
Until I came to a realization: people are going to think what they want and criticize me – regardless of what I did or didn’t do! Once I came to terms with that, I lost all fear of showing up. I don’t think about it, EVER!
Worrying about what others think is not serving you! Besides: why would you give others the power to decide what you do with your life?
What to do instead: Blocking certain content from the eyes of those I knew were going to judge me was helpful.
I hid my stories from naysayers while I was on my way to learning how to get better at posting on social media and felt more comfortable with it.
Bonus tip: if you have to block content from specific characters, consider eliminating them from your platforms altogether! You don’t need that energy in your life.
Doing things imperfectly is how you get better at them, so get started even if it’s uncomfortable at first (which I guarantee you: it will be!).
What if your first videos are really awkward? Embrace it! It’s all part of your business growth journey and the journey of learning how to get better at posting on social media. Besides, when you look back, you’re going to see that awkward person with love and admiration for stepping out of her comfort zone.
What to do instead of waiting for perfection: practice! Record yourself on videos even if you don’t post them. That’ll help you get used to seeing yourself on camera.
You need to be as comfortable as possible in your own skin! So do the little things you love and make them part of your content creation ritual.
This is a key part of your learning how to get better at posting on social media journey.
What to do instead: Do you enjoy seeing yourself wearing a specific shade of lipstick? Do you like a particular top? Wear them! Doing small acts of self-love will work as an incentive for you to show your face.
It may have served you in the past (particularly if you lived through situations in which you felt you weren’t listened to), but it no longer serves you when you’re working on how to get better at posting on social media.
What to do instead: you need a good confidence boost! Try these affirmations be consistent with them, and repeat them in front of the mirror every day. You may feel silly at first, but it will help you out!
One last piece of advice: take it one day at a time. If you overwhelm yourself with all these changes, you may find yourself stopping altogether.
Try one of these changes for a week or two, then start working on a different one. Good luck on learning how to get better at posting on social media!
You got this! Happy posting 🙂
Ps: if you need a little guidance on how to use your video content for your business, you can read this article.