Social media and I have formed a new relationship.
Prior to the last couple of months, we had a bit of a…contentious relationship. I felt like it was always interrupting me. Always wanting my attention. Needy. It would keep me engaged in mind numbing activity for ages. It was available all.the.time. I blamed social media for my tiredness, my frustration, my scattered mind.
The time that we have had a part, I have come to see that it was me who didn’t have very healthy boundaries in place. And it had nothing actually to do with social media. Surprise, surprise!
The proof is in the pudding they say. Not even sure what that means. I just looked it up and it means that you can only judge the quality of something if you have tried or experienced it.
Now that we all understand the meaning of that (okay, so it is maybe just me who now understands it), I want to share the proof of following my intuition and asking for what I need.
Did you read about my loooonnnngg road to finally receive the first major treatment toward regaining my whole health? If you didn’t, it’s here.
It is the first step of many. Many I have already taken, and maybe this feels like a leap.
Today. Today was GAME.CHANGING! Completely! I got exactly what I needed.
Now, if you choose to settle in to read this (grab a cuppa something), know that there is some rant-age in here. There is a wee bit of discharging energy. A lot of frustration released. And I am owning and and speaking up anyway!
But right now….I am seriously having one of those OH MY FREAKING GOD moments.
You know I love me some vibes. And I just love sharing them!
Here are some tunes for your to savour for this Monday.
If you are feeling blah!
This is a reggae vibe. Thanks Michael Franti.
Written for you and me. Thanks Yuna!
Time to lift it up! Thanks Macklemore
If you feel swoonish and snuggly.
We can take the world…Thanks Johnnyswim.
Hold the lantern..Thanks India Bourne
If you feel like giving up
Mmmm, love me some of this…Thanks First Aid Kit
Anthem. YES!! Thanks Andra Day
Lift up. Thanks Andrea Faustini
When it is time to let go of those held back feelings (not for listening in public).
Take it all in and let it all out. Thanks Olivia
And lay down and listen. Thanks Enya.
You didn’t..now you do. Thanks Andrea Faustini
If you would like a song just for you, just message me. I love gifting them. You just have to ask. That is the only condition…
Until next we meet, life is made up of energy. How are you using yours?
Tonight, I feel like a drink. Like proper feel like one.
It’s been 108 days.
Today, while talking to a friend, was the first time that I actually felt like a drink. And as I sit here now, I am distracted with the idea of a tall glass of wine sitting to the right of me. Red wine. 3/4 glass filled.
I used to write with a wine. I used to cook with a wine. I used to socialise with a wine. I used to look at the clock and think or even say out loud after a loud sigh, “is it too early for a drink”?
This was not that many days ago that I did that.
For the most part, my relationship status with Facebook is set to “On a Break”. Yesterday I checked back in for my scheduled bi-weekly Facebook exploration. I set my timer for 30 minutes. I responded to the posts I had been tagged in, wrote a post or two, read a couple of saved articles from last week and checked on our Mother and Daughter Connection Day event, oh and posted on the same event page. That took like 7 minutes.
The rest of the time I just scrolled around.
I noticed a few things..
I’m only on Facebook 2 days a week at the moment. Lets see how that goes after I attend a Social Media for Business thingy soon. That should be interesting!!
But for now, that is how it is as a part of my experiment to see if I can use Facebook recreationally and not like it is some addictive crack.
I commented in one of my blogs recently about smart phones, maybe really making us dumb. So, I guess, the phones are still smart?
I’ve noticed this trend, and I know it is the ‘norm’ now, that when you go out to have a ‘catch up’ with a friend, there is a phone inevitably sitting on the table.
When did this start to be okay?
When did it start to be the norm that when you are sitting with a real human, having real human chats, that the phone needs to be up on the table? I know some lovers of dogs and I am pretty sure that they don’t love their dog that much that they would let them sit on the table…
It’s been over 2 weeks. I can’t remember the exact day I decided to have a rest from social media. I’ll know if I check my last FB update though. Ah, haha…there it is. The lure to return to the space.
I have really enjoyed this experiment..an experiment I wasn’t actually planning to participate in. But an experiment that I have liked. Dare I say loved.
I didn’t realise how much I used Facebook as a space where I would lose so much time. Lose so much energy. Lose so much..of myself.
I love positivity. I love staying positive. I do. AND I also love the exploration of all the other stuff.
I love all the dark emotions as well. Maybe because I have spent a lot of time with them over the years.
As I continue to explore and research energy and hurt and anger and frustration, I came across this juicy, juicy debate/discussion about anger and exploring whether it is actually force for good.