I wrote before about how I've been trying to unplug before bed and not spend half an hour on my Instagram or twitter. Honestly all the bombardment of social media, aka a place for people to share but also show off has been causing a lot of anxiety for me.
I've decided for the next month to limit my social media time to 30 minutes approximately a day. I'll check out some of the blogs I like, do a quick Facebook check since I keep in touch with people that way, and limit my time online in general. Seeing everybody who has 5 social media sites and instagrams their abs or oatmeal everyday causing a lot of comparisons and makes me feel down about myself about how much more I should be working out, eating less, and burning more calories.
The beginning of this week I felt so good and happy and strong and want to keep that going. I'll try to blog probably about once or twice a week. The interwebs and the strange world it is will go on whether I'm on it for a half an hour or 4 hours. I'm going to get back into reading more books with my free time instead of just flipping through magazines on the bus to work or spending my lunch break on my phone. Hopefully as the weather warms up I'll spend some more time outside.
I've been thinking about my priorities and what I want in my life these past few months (residual New Year thoughts, perhaps?). I have been working on removing negativity from my life and therefore stress. I want to spend my time doing things that me happy and are productive while also giving myself enough time to recharge everyday. This past week I've been working out because I want to, not because I feel like it is a chore I need to day. Monday there was a strength training circuit for Best Body Bootcamp that was on the schedule, but I was upset and just needed to run 4 miles, so I did.
If you are caught up in the craziness of life, which is how I usually feel around Wednesdays in the middle of the week, take a moment and breathe.
Do something that makes you happy :)