Why I Will Never Share My Political Views on Facebook (or anywhere)

facebook-politicalThe Presidential election results are in, and there many angry, disappointed, and stressed out people. You have the right to feel any way you please, but don’t hold in these toxic emotions for too long. It is not healthy for your mind, body, and spirit. Today I share why I’m never sharing my political views on Facebook.

The reason I’m writing about this topic today is that I got caught up in discussing politics on Facebook. The aftermath upset my overall well-being. I was angry and stressed. It is not in my character to let anything get to me, especially if I’m not the one in control, but a brief discussion on Facebook, threw me off my game.

Here’s why I will never share my political views on Facebook (or any other social media networking site ever again).

Sharing Harms My Well-Being

#1. It drains the spirit.  My mood was not good. I was upset, disappointed, and depressed.

#2 It causes unnecessary stress. I felt worried and stressed after participating in the discussion.

#3 It messes with your body. I had a headache after sharing my views. Headaches are not a normal occurrence for me.

There are other reasons why I will never share my political views on Facebook (or any other social media networking site), but I do have one last reason.  I am establishing my business and building my personal brand and I do not want to jeopardize my chances of success because of what I said on social media networking sites.

These days, I honestly believe it is best to censor yourself on social media sites, especially Facebook. You never know who is reading what you typed or the results it can have on your health and well-being, your employment, or your business.

Final Words

This experience taught me that there is a time to speak and a time for silence. And I choose to keep my mouth shut about political discussions on Facebook (or anywhere).

I’ve have read mean, hateful things on social media about the President-Elect and I know people are worried and fearful about the future, but you must not let these toxic emotions linger for too long. The only person you’re harming is yourself.

Relax and let it go! Pray and hope for the best!

Please do not put unnecessary stress on yourself. The most important thing you can do is live your life and live in peace with all men as best you can.

A Word of Wisdom

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 NIV

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Evelyn Parham started this site in 2010. She enjoys writing, reading, and dabbling in photography and video editing. Learn more about her here.

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  1. Rika Susanti says:

    thank you for your article. I think an election process adalag a good democracy. Sometimes you just some people who use these elections for its own sake

  2. DC NZ says:

    Hello I wholeheartedly agree with your post especially if you are building your own brand. Honestly there is no point I publish political articles via an anonymous Twitter account.

    • Having an anonymous account is a good idea. I tried having a Twitter account for political articles, but I ended up deleting it. I should have kept it open. 🙂
      Thanks for sharing and chiming in!

  3. Sapna V says:

    Actually, this is what happened when we share our views and the most annoying thing is people start judging you that not acceptable. Why publicise your views on the social platforms?

  4. Good stuff. I’m actually going even further than this, which I talk about on my blog post that goes live tomorrow morning. In essence, I’m working towards removing all the stuff online that makes me feel unhappy or stressed. I need to start working on my own mental health a bit more. However, if my trigger topic appears, I can’t promise I won’t comment on it… but at least it’s not politics. 🙂

    • Evelyn says:

      Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to reading your post. That sounds like a good plan. I did something similar. Mental health is important and I am glad to know that you will start working on it more. I appreciate you chiming in on the discussion. Have a great week!!

  5. Carolyn says:

    Well said, Evelyn, and this is the reason I do not get political on any form of social media. This election has brought out the worse in people and that’s sad. What most people haven’t thought about is their mental and physical health during this process. Blessings to you for bringing this to the forefront. You are a blessing to many!

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