It’s day 5 of life without Social Media and I’m alive! Removing Social Media from my life hasn’t killed me.
I never realized how much time I spent watching other people’s lives instead of living my own; what a sad realization. What people post online is only a minute part of their life; the very best of what happens to them. Social Media is a lot of inauthentic realities because why would people post about the worst things that happen to them?
I’ve always prided myself on not watching Reality TV but what is Social Media? It’s kind of the same thing isn’t it?
My goal in this 21 day journey isn’t to disconnect permanently from Social Media and the world but to reconnect with myself. I want to uncover what brings me joy without the distractions of other people’s joy. To be honest, this could take more than 21 days and I’m okay with that as I will develop healthier habits and boundaries with Social Media and the world.
I haven’t even turned on the television. No watching This Is Us, The Voice, New Amsterdam, or The Resident, not even the news. You know how hard it is to fill your days when you’re so used to being numb from all the binging? It’s hard; it’s really hard but each day is getting a little easier.
I wake early (always have, this hasn’t changed); I am sleeping better; I started doing my yoga practice again; I’m meditating morning and night; and I’m writing. I’m removing obstacles to get my to the core of who I am.
As humans we are conditioned from a young age by society to accept things as they are; we do and don’t do things to be accepted by society and by people in our lives. We search for validation from others and most of the time it is subconsciously based on the limiting beliefs we have of our selves and the internal fears that reside within us that we don’t even know exist.
My journey will bring these fears and limiting beliefs to the surface so I can face them and change the ones that need to be in order to fulfill my goals and dreams.
My wish is that everyone takes a little bit of time to look internally; what makes you tick? What brings you joy? What is your biggest fear? What is your biggest dream? It’s all achievable; as Marie Forleo says, “everything is figure-out-able”.
Have a blessed day enlightened day!