Saturday, September 9, 2017

Disconnect Sometimes

Social media is probably the most powerful tool of communication. With just a press of a button you can reach out to someone living in a different continent. I was so excited about all the apps and the new devices that has come across us. Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, youtube…and the list goes on. Trust me I love all these apps. Great way to share your life and be able to speak to people and share your life.




OVER SHARING

Well, unfortunately for me I guess the media became OVER sharing. I started realizing I was posting pics about my walks, to my food, to just looking outside the window. Every moment had to be captured as I had to update it and put it into all my various social media feeds including my blog. If I didn’t take pics, how would I share what happened in the last week. All kinds of weird thoughts started over the last year. Would it seem I am not posting regularly, that I don’t care…the thoughts turned WORSE. I started worrying maybe it would seem I just don’t have a life.

HOBBY

Everyone was posting pics it was NORMAL. I was not doing it and I almost started to STOP living in the effort to Share. And then suddenly one day I realized what is happening?? I went back to the time I started the blog. Just as a hobby. The hobby turned into great opportunities to work with such great brands and love the sponsors and they were really supportive and send me great products and dresses. It was just effortless. Suddenly, I realized what is happening. I just didn’t want to do anything but just about keep updating my life and posting all the information.I stopped enjoying blogging, but I started hating the process. It was becoming a huge process.



MORE WORK

Gradually I realized, it was not fun anymore. It was WORK. I already had work, and this was supposed to be a hobby. So I disconnected. Just decided to reduce all my usage of the social media outlets. I focused on them being able to do things and wanting to get things done my way. Relaxed. So I stopped using more than 50% of all apps related to social media. I felt better. It wasn’t fun anymore.

SPONSORS BREAK

The moment I realized that something isn’t working and especially isn’t fun, it was a waste of time. Its not worth spending your time day and night. I took a break from sponsors and promotions. Its one of the best decisions for me now. I went back to what I like, blogging. Just writing about what I like and my experiences. Only in the recent weeks I have started to observe I am going back to feeling that I am enjoying it again. This is what I started to do.

Put the camera down.
Smile more, enjoy the moment
More family time and play time.
No  make up, dress up, looking picture perfect for that shot

No more posing, outfit of the day, any kind of look day, just natural pics going forward. 





SWITCH OFF


So sometimes, I recommend don’t listen to people. Switch off your mind. Don’t get caught up in views, opinions and gossip. Do things for you and that is most important thing in life. The more time you spend pleasing others or doing things for others, the more you will become miserable. I enjoyed blogging, not getting sucked into the need to please and do things FOR blogging. Just the simple thoughts and time that I took to express my views. So anything you take up in life, you need to make sure that you enjoy it more. 

13 comments:

  1. I agree the post is amazing. i have thought of doing this often times and hesitate.
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  2. this is such a great read! indeed, we really need to disconnect from social media sometimes and live our lives! i've always wanted to have a me time and get away from technology. that's why i always paint and read a book from time to time. :) anyway, i hope you can drop by my blog too and follow if you like! saying hello all the way from Southeast Asia! :))

    xoxo, rae
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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by! absolutely will do, enjoying your blog!!

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  3. So so true! you express beautifully!
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  4. Very interesting. With me is working the other way, I was in search of myself for a long time. Now that I am blogging, writing, photographing, traveling and following fashion like never before I found myself again and I am in a very happy place. You are right. Do what you love and you will be happy. Just follow your heart. xoxo Cris
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    1. yes i went through that phase...well said. thanks!!

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  5. Great post! I need to find a balance with social media. I normally take weekends off and stay away from social media and blogging. When Monday comes, I'm excited to check both out. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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    1. Totally with you, I think we have so much technology now that is hard to get away. But now I totally make effort to just relax and make more effort.

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