social mediaI really appreciated this article reminding us how to stay self-aware, considerate and authentic when we’re on using social media. Facebook and Twitter are great, but they are in the end tools just like anything else. Let’s be mindful about how we use them, both for our own benefit and for others’.

Discuss: 10 Mindful Ways to Use Social Media

by Lori Deschene

For the last two years, I have provided a daily wisdom quote through a Twitter account called Tiny Buddha. Since the follower count has grown by leaps and bounds, people have suggested I tweet more often throughout the day. I’ve realized, however, that the greatest lesson we can all learn is that less is enough. In a time when connections can seem like commodities and online interactions can become casually inauthentic, mindfulness is not just a matter of fostering increased awareness. It’s about relating meaningfully to other people and ourselves. With this goal in mind, I’ve compiled a list of 10 tips for using social media mindfully.

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