It’s now April and whilst most bloggers took advantage of the Easter break and stocked up on scheduled blog posts, I took an unplanned break from social media. So, apologies for the lack of content over the last few days. I was certainly feeling a little down in the dumps with content and I knew I’d regret posting articles that I wasn’t 100% proud of. A break was much needed.
In all honesty I truly believe everyone is in need of a break every now and then, a “refresh” of sorts. The break helps reset your mindset or at least it did for me and now my blogging mojo is back in full swing. I’m feeling more positive and as you know, positivity is something I am always trying to keep at a higher level.
So here’s what I learnt from a social media break. Firstly, your head has less drama to concern yourself with. With so much going on in the world, it’s not always necessary or even possible to take everything in. Don’t get me wrong celeb gossip is a bit of a guilty pleasure and I love to keep updated with the Kardashian clan but my world doesn’t or shouldn’t revolve around it.
I’ve also noticed a lot more negativity in the Twitter universe lately, which although I’m pleased to say I do not get involved with, it’s still easy to be dragged down with the low mood. I didn’t need this on top of my stressed, unmotivated and quite emotional state. Stepping away from daily Twitter scrolling allowed me to take a breather in some respect. I highly recommend doing the same when Twitter rants and bitchiness are in constant flow.
The biggest bonus of taking some “me time” was the ability to concentrate on myself. Sounds big-headed doesn’t it? But when it comes to social media you are surrounded 24/7 by beautiful models, fabulous editing skills and unrealistic images. All of which are a small snippet of a blogger, vlogger or Instagrammers life that is posed to show only perfection. We are all guilty of this but we may also be guilty of comparing ourselves no matter how hard we try (I’m definitely included in this at times). Before I started to wallow in self-doubt I decided a break was for the best. If you feel any of these feelings, allow yourself the same and ignore any guilty feelings when it comes to not posting new content. Self care is important.