Post Date: September 27th, 2016

Unfollow. Unsubscribe. It’s time to clean up your feed!

A few years ago my family packed up our house in Ottawa and moved to Belgium. Fast forward a few years and here we are – back in Canada! Now that we’re here, it’s time to update my social media profiles. But I am updating far more than my profile pages. Just as important, I’m updating the quantity and quality of feeds coming in; the ones going directly to my brain like the sound of a leaky faucet….drip…drip…drip…

Groups, posts, emails, and feeds from my Belgian days seem quite intrusive these days. Posts that used to be meaningful are now time-consuming and somewhat exhausting. I have already unsubscribed from a number of email newsletters, Facebook groups, twitter feeds, and blog posts. Good-bye, RyanairEpernay TourismAthens Marathon, and Cheeseweb. Not to be ungrateful to Europe. We had a blast there, but it’s time for us to move on.

Now that we are in our new home, I’m looking for social media feeds that can help me learn about the local community, get connected with businesses, and point me to new local adventures.

Isn’t it time to remove all the junk from your social media profiles? The next time you’re on any of your social sites have a look at what’s coming into your feeds and ask yourself whether it is still relevant. Keep the good stuff that relates to things you want to learn about, like your career, hobbies, interests… But if you find feeds that are distracting you, annoying you, getting you riled up, or even worse – causing you stress…it’s time to say buh-bye!

Feed your brain with the good stuff. When you fill your feed with relevant, engaging articles and posts, you free yourself from the clutter and focus on content that is directly relevant to you and your life. This in turn positions you to be interested in the incoming content and much more likely to take action!

So fix that leaky faucet of content that’s dripping into your brain. Populate your streams with meaningful, healthy posts and messages that are aligned with your goals and ambitions. With this focus, you’ll waste less time on irrelevant subjects and spend more time sourcing the resources you need to design the life you want.

Maureen McCann is an award-winning, master certified resume strategist and career consultant, and senior advisor for Career Professionals of Canada. As owner and Senior Career Consultant for ProMotion Career Solutions, Maureen assists executives, managers, and six-figure professionals through the full scope of career transition. You can contact Maureen and find further information and articles at

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