The weekends and evenings were when I scrolled the most, almost as if escaping reality at times, thinking of all I needed to do, still scrolling and then feeling flooded with anxiety of not getting anything done or being flooded with negativity from the online “warriors”.
I’ve picked up my camera more. Im almost done my book I’ve been reading (and implementing steps to shift my life). I’ve prioritized ME time each morning. Our house is more tidied and organized with each day. Being selective in what and who I allow into my life.
This morning, while reading my latest book, Body Thrive by Cate Stillman, something clicked even more.
In Chapter 10 – Live in Ease
Choosing to live in stress means – feeling overwhelmed; wake up feeling rushed; often wish you were doing something else; pressing for time or show up late; body feels heavy and sluggish in the morning; feel trapped in life or body; want to make changes but it feels difficult; wired but tired brain; depressed people in your life.
Choosing to live in Ease means – wake up in joy; work hard and give life your all, live life on purpose with time for reflection and course correction; inspired by people in your life, spend time daily in silence, inquiry or quiet reflection; others experience you as grounded, interesting and inspiring; relationships are deeply honest, in integrity, intimate and future oriented; lead when a situation calls for leadership; often find yourself tapped into a timeless, spacious experience, both when alone and when with loved ones.
Listening to Joel Osteen podcast, “Letting Go of Control”, reminded me the importance of believing. To have faith, always. That life happens, it’s important to release the need of having to know all the details or try to control the outcome. To spend time in peace, to be at rest and trust. When we release the need to control, we also release any fear and worry.
I have noticed that being off scrolling social media, not “needing to know” what anyone else is doing, speaking about, or others energy being projected, has drastically shifted my life.
Sarah Prout, said it beautifully in her podcast, “Kim Kardashian shared my Dear Universe Affirmation”. Honeatly I was reluctant to listen to it, I am by far not a “celebrity” fan girl, at all so seeing the title instantly pushed me off. However something in me said, give it a chance. What stood out for me, was this statement, “When people are mean it’s a projection of the disowned parts of themselves.” Sarah Prout.
Life offline, has been awesome. I think of all the time wasted, and some on people that in the big picture of things, doesn’t matter. Perhaps harsh, but now in these times our own individual mental health is our utmost important thing to focus on, as I’d we let our mental health slide, our physical health will also be affected.
If you haven’t taken a “break” from social media in a while, or even ever… I highly recommend! This quote below, I read in my CIM Magazine. Its so true, its within our own control, power to take care of our own energy and then help those around us to do the same. ❤