I’ve had a lot of time lately to think. Too much time to think. I often think my mind is my own worst enemy.
Lately I have been thinking a lot about comparison, comparing yourself to others. It is so, so difficult not to do this with our social media crazed world. And with television and magazine articles and definitely with my career of choice. And lately, it has really been getting to me.
I read a lot of blogs for inspiration. I love looking at images on Instagram. I like being in the know with friends on Facebook who I don’t talk to enough. I love using social media to share my story and my photos and to hopefully inspire others in some, even minute, way. And I want to root for other people. But I think I need to take care of myself first.
I guess what I’m getting at here is I need to shift something…maybe take a break. I want to continue blogging because it provides an outlet for me. I want to continue to share on Instagram. But I may start shying away from magazines and celebrity news stories and even from Facebook. It’s not doing anything except providing an excuse for people to not interact in real life. It’s easy to feel isolated, and Facebook isn’t helping that. I say all the time how I wish my future children didn’t have to grow up with technology, but here I am, using it on the regular with no benefit to my life. Too much information can cloud the brain and spark anxieties and fears you don’t need to have.
If we are friends in real life, you can reach me by phone or email (it’s listed on my Facebook- I will not be deactivating it) or see me in person. If we aren’t friends in real life, I’m actually looking for a pen pal! Comment below if you’re interested.
Onto only good things…