Hi everyone, Yvonne Heath here from Love Your Life to Death.
I just wanted to share that a couple of weeks ago
I found myself very overwhelmed and overstimulated.
There's a lot going on in the world, and a lot going on in social media.
I decided to take a social media break…
like a weeklong vacation from social media!
And I have to say, at first, I felt this weird sense of panic,
FOMO (fear of missing out) or I didn't want to miss saying
"happy birthday"to someone because it's meaningful.
I didn't want to miss someone who was struggling
and maybe needed me to reach out.
I let that go. I took that break.
I took a whole week off away from any social media. And I have to say that it was incredibly rejuvenating for my brain. It's something that I am going to continue to do maybe one day, during the week, on the weekends, whatever, to just not engage in social media, as wonderful a platform as it is. We all know we can go down the “rabbit hole” and spend so much time and get lost in the negativity-- which I do my very best to avoid. But it really is, it is good for our brains.
We are overstimulated. 24/7.
I just wanted to share that with you and I wanted to encourage you to think, "Hmm, where could I take breaks from social media?"
We all can,we can survive without it.
It has become a part of our lives ,it's a wonderful part in many ways.
I still believe we should take breaks every week, every day,
and putting your phone away before bed. Just have a quick look,
be more intentional, and pay more attention about how much time you spend on social media. Give yourself a break.
Live in the now.
Just be present physically,it's just something to think about.
I'm really glad I did it.
I'm going to be incorporating that into my life even more.
Thanks for listening.
I'd love to hear from anyone about their social media breaks.
Take care bye for now.
Yvonne Heath is an Author, Speaker and Changemaker. She is the founder of Love Your Life to Death and the #IJustShowedUp movement. To learn more about Yvonne or watch Yvonne's TEDx Talk please visit: www.loveyourlifetodeath.com
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Yvonne Heath is Canada's Proactive Living Consultant. She is a Speaker, Television Host, Award Winning Author
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