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WANTcast: The Women Against Negative Talk Podcast

Welcome to the WANTcast: The Women Against Talk Podcast — lessons in moving forward fearlessly and spreading the (good) word. In each episode, writer, speaker, coach and WANT founder Katie Horwitch unpacks tips, tools, motivation and inspiration to help you shift your self-talk: the internal narrative you have on loop 24/7 that tells you who you are and who you should be. Dive into topics such as confidence, fear, trust, body image, self-doubt, self-worth, relationships, career, friendships, social issues, and more - and walk away from each episode with actionable steps to shift your narrative from reactive to proactive (as well as inspiration to keep going when the going gets tough). You can't change the world until you change YOUR world, first - and shifting your self-talk is where it all begins. The goal isn't to change who you are - it's to BECOME who you know you're meant to be. New episodes every other Tuesday. Get the show notes + more at womenagainstnegativetalk.com
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Mar 23, 2018

I know. Social media can be frustrating for me, too. And I can't count how many times I've heard my friends say they're going on a digital detox or post a #DeleteFacebook hashtag (especially after all the drama of this week in particular; I'm looking at you Cambridge Analytica).

But the thing is, going cold turkey DOESN'T REWRITE our bad habits.

If you're listening to the WANTcast, you're probably already pretty mindful IRL. You’re present in your conversations, you live for the now, and you’re all about savoring the moment.

But here’s the hard reality: social media, smartphones, and being in-somewhat-constant-contact are not the exception anymore, they’re the norm. Facebook or #DeleteFacebook, there will ALWAYS be some new platform for us to use and abuse.

Whether you’re looking to grow your business or are the average social media user catching up on cute baby/puppy pics and posting funny memes, the social media overwhelm factor is loud and proud and REAL. It’s not just that social media is a distraction – it’s that it makes us question how true our truths really are.

Today on the WANTcast, a few solid social media tips + strategies to follow (ha, no pun intended) so you can have your life and post it, too.

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1 Comments
  • over six years ago
    Stephanie T.
    Hey Katie! Just listened to the latest episode of WANT and I resonated with the struggle of social media. I’m the type of person who downloads the apps to my phone and I used to have the notifications pop up as those little red bubbles. Every time I saw a red bubble, I had to go and click it immediately and I couldn’t ignore them, which created a nasty habit. (It’s almost an impulse that I need to keep my phone screen clear of those bubbles, so I do that for every app.)

    I recently made the decision to turn off all notifications and it has made a world of difference. This has led to me checking social media more mindfully and broken the instant gratification cycle I was stuck in. It seems like an obvious thing to do, but sometimes that makes it even more difficult to actually implement.

    Love the podcast and can’t wait to hear more!
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