I have decided for the month of February (holymoley where’s the time going?!) that I am taking a break from most social media. I say most because I plan to continue to blog – hopefully even more frequently.
In the spirit of making changes in 2015 – I have been thinking a lot about different things that I do in my day-to-day life and how they have been affecting my state of mind. In winter months I sometimes find myself slipping into a very negative mindset. Call it Seasonal Effective Disorder if you believe in that, or a lack of vitamin D. I know for a sun-worshiper like myself, the past few months of cold, coupled with some big changes in my post-grad life, have left me in a bit of a slump.
We all know Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are great time suckers. That’s not to say they can’t also be used as wonderful tools in many ways. But for me, especially recently, they’ve been feeding that little green monster that mucks somewhere dark inside most of us. I find myself experiencing those FOMO vibes (FOMO = Fear Of Missing Out, for those of you layman’s out there … am I using that term correctly? Layman’s? What even is that? Oh boy…)
I have found myself comparing where I am in my own journey to the journeys’ of others online, and it is honestly not a habit I want to be allowing myself to imbibe upon. Looking at someone else’s life and wondering why my grass isn’t as green is really just me not enjoying my own present moment. And one of my greatest goals (slash occasional struggle) is to live life in the moment. Honestly you never know how many you’ll get, and often when you look closer you begin to notice maybe your grass is even greener than you had realized.
So I will be handing over my passwords to a good friend, and she will lock me out of my own social media profiles for the month. Don’t worry, I trust her 😉
Maybe you’ll take a moment to put down your phones with me and stop to take a look around to see all the beauty that surrounds us.