Social Media Breaks
I know this is a taboo subject especially for an influencer/blogger to be bringing up but I felt it was necessary seeing as this was something I recently went through and I realized it’s OK to take a break when you need to. My social media detox definitely started for tragic reasons with us loosing Bruiser on Mother’s Day this year. It just completely put things into perspective for me of what actually matters and not to worry about how my likes my most recent post got or how many people read my most recent blog post. I was able to really get grounded again on the simple things that matter in life and truly being grateful for each day we are giving because it truly is a gift and things can change in an instant for better & for worse.
When you find yourself addicted to Instagram like I was it is also a healthy thing to take a step back sometimes, it is OK if I don't see every single Insta story for a 24 hour period. It’s crazy to think apps like Instagram were created for us to start sharing more moments and tidbits into our lives but sometimes it definitely distracts me from living in the moment which is so important for the soul.
I know this could hurt my blog, maybe not as many brands will reach out for collaborations etc, but you know what I am OK with that because I have been so much less stressed the past couple months since taking this step back. I suggest you always do what is right for you, mental & physical health are so important so listen to your body! I had to get back to living life and if that meant taking a step back from the blog for a while that is a okay. I’m finally starting to feel like my positive self again even though my heart will always have a gap for Bruiser I have moved on and realized I did give him the best 15 years of his life that I could.