Ok, so here’s the thing…

I had this blog post almost ready to publish and then I started a new group coaching program and one of the first things my coach got us to do was a  24hr digital detox – exactly what this blog post says you don’t need!

Yep, resistance came up! But then I thought about my commitment to putting 100% into the coaching program and so I got curious. What if I did get off social media for 24hrs? What would it feel like? How would it impact me?

So I did it! And for over 24hrs. It actually wasn’t that hard. Maybe because I already go for long periods not checking social media. Maybe because it was just what I needed. It was my weekend and the temptation was there to share what I was up to but I resisted and just enjoyed the moment without telling my community about it.

The idea was to really tune into yourself without the influence of anyone or anything else so we could get clarity on the vision we have for our lives. It was a super helpful exercise and I’m glad I did it. It resulted in 4 pages of journaling about my vision, who I am, who I need to be and what I need to do to become the next level or version of myself.

So maybe you do need to get off social media every now and then.
Having said that, I still think my thoughts on not needing to get off social media are valid.

Here’s the article I had started…

No, I’m not going to suggest you get off social media for a day, a weekend, a whole week. I’m not going to tell you to get off social media if you’re on holidays or any other reason.

I’ve got another suggestion.

Let’s work towards creating a life where social media doesn’t feel icky or overwhelming, negative or nasty. Where it doesn’t cause procrastination. Where you’re not comparing yourself to everyone else and falling short!

Let’s work towards creating a life where social media builds a sense of community, uplifts us, inspires us, helps us, supports us to become the person we choose to be.

On a broader perspective let’s create a life where we don’t feel the need to ‘escape’ from our everyday life. Whether that’s using social media as an escape or feeling we need to escape from social media because it feels necessary yet toxic.

If social media is part of your life use it when it feels good and right and when it doesn’t don’t go there. Unfollow anything that doesn’t resonate with you.

Same with life in general. I know there will always be things you have to do that aren’t the height of joy but you can try to find a balance that works for you. This will be different for everyone. Do what makes you happy in the moment. Make decisions that are aligned with how you want your life to be. This will allow you to feel a sense of inner calm and clarity far more often than feeling anxious and overwhelmed.

Find the amount of social media that works for you.

Find the amount of ‘anything in your life’ that works for you. Work. Self Care. Food. Social Life. Personal Development. Creativity. The list goes on.

When you make decisions that are right for you and in alignment with the vision you have for your life you’re cultivating and growing what feels fantastic for you and  you’ll actually crowd out the anxiety and overwhelm.

I hope that makes sense. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

In health and happiness, Dee xxx

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