How to portray an uplifting message through your social media channels - with Atisha Patel
As part of our interview series of "Best Practice of Social Media for Women, by Women", we have approached another inspiring woman who has had nothing but a positive experience with social media, and ask her best tips for an optimal usage.
Atisha Patel, Co-Founder and CEO of NotiCare and Teenpreneur Inc. present on multiple platforms: "IG, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter in that order", explains her positive experience with the type of content she choses to post:
I think this partially has to do with the fact I do not post controversial content. My content has predominantly positive vibes as well as tributes to my loved ones that have influenced me in the greatest way possible".
We asked her about interactions on the platform and how she deals with controversy, as, we all know, the content put out there is not all flowers and rainbows:
"Everyone has an opinion and it is not my job to fuel their fire. If I am going to state an opinion on social media, I have to be strong minded enough to deal with opposition and controversy but I also have to be soft-minded to remind myself that not everyone thinks the same and that I should respect other’s opinions".
Talking about opinions, one of the most important advantages of social media is the ability to connect with like-minded communities. Atisha confirms the opportunities to network she's obtained thanks to her time spent online connecting with others:
"Most of my opportunities have been pertaining to local interviews and mentoring. However, I have certainly met inspirational women through the IG platform, locally as well as abroad."
And what if social media could switch your perspective and even improve your life?
"Social media changed my perspective in the fact that I saw women outside of my bubble and connected with people that felt similar as me about certain things. For example, the #100daysofsweat challenge I'm taking on now and posting about daily. At the end of the day it’s really just about the perspectacles you have on and how you choose to see the world."
Another very interesting insight Atisha shared with us was that she "absolutely feels closer" to many of her “online” girlfriends than she does to women she has known forever. Very interesting as we tend to feel like internet puts distance between us and our loved ones, when I can spark connections with a new tribe that's more aligned with the newer version of ourselves.
"I think this is due to the fact that as I’ve been getting older, I’m seeking out more meaningful connections", adds Atisha.
"These connections sometime may be girlfriends that pull me up on my bad days, motivate me to gym, or sheerly remind me that I’m following a different path and it’s okay to feel this way. The message I try to portray through my social media is one that’s uplifting and reminds everyone that physical health and mental health go hand in hand and that we cannot change the world alone. It takes a tribe".
What is your tribe? What is your experience with social media? How does is impact your physical and mental health?