Happy Friday! :) It may not be a typical Friday topic, but today I’d like to have an honest chat about something that’s been on my mind: social media. Engaging in social media means a constant influx of information, and for me it really is a love/hate relationship. Lately I’ve been feeling overwhelmed by all of the “noise” while feeling like I’m losing a sense of self in the process. The truth is I’m a little tired…tired of living online, constantly trying to keep up, the selling/promoting, and sorting through all of the “noise”. It often feels like a game and to be honest sometimes I just don’t want to play. Things used to be plain and simple and somewhere along the way it all became a source of stress.
Of course there are good days and bad and I don’t mean to be a Debbie Downer, I just really needed to step back and acknowledge this “noise” in my online life and recognize how it has affected my life as a whole. I’m looking to get rid of the noise. That may just mean letting go of the pressure and the feeling that I need to constantly check in and “keep up” with social media. Because really, who can? It may mean having a more scheduled routine or only going on social media when I truly want to engage and connect. Getting rid of the noise also means evaluating my own thoughts and inner “noise” – eliminating doubts, comparison, second-guesses, and feelings of what I think I should be doing, and instead listening more closely to my own voice and what I want to be doing. Because that’s usually the right direction anyway.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by it all? I’m excited to make some positive changes and I’d love to hear if you can relate. I hope you join me in getting rid of the unnecessary “noise” in our lives so that we can have a better sense of self and something even better to offer the world!
Also, I thought I’d share a few links that I found useful and inspiring this week…
Jenn Stark wrote about the same topic, and she also inspired me to write this post.
I love this letter that F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote to his daughter about ‘things to worry about’ and ‘things not to worry about’.
A great post by Brittni that I could really relate to (and her #1 secret to success).
More about success…secrets of the world’s most powerful women on Forbes.
Ok enough serious talk. :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I’m grateful to be spending the weekend with family and we’re throwing my sister a baby shower! I’ll be back here on Monday (on a lighter note:) and I’m excited to finally share photos from our trip to California!
Have a good one! xoxo
P.S. Thanks to all of you for entering my giveaway this week (if you haven’t entered, it closes tomorrow!)! I’ve got some more great giveaways lined up in the coming months so stay tuned. :)
(photo via checks and spots, original source unknown)