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January 02, 2017














If there is one thing I want to really accomplish this year its to be present.  What I mean by that is to stop sitting in a room full of people, yet spend the valuable time with my head stuck into a screen refreshing absolute crap.  I spend so much of my life reloading time lines mostly filled with click bait links or silly videos and so little of my life basking in precious moments and living.

I feel like each night I sit in bed planning all these things I want to achieve the next day, only to wake up at noon and not get showered until late.  Before I know it my Saturday and Sunday have disappeared and Monday has rolled around again only to leave me feeling like I just wasted the only two days that week I got to actually live.  I sit up to 1am most nights scrolling Facebook and Instagram, and then wake up at 7am for more scrolling...I'm spending a lot of my life, looking at other people living their lives, or are they? Are we all spending ridiculous amounts of time online?

This year I want to give myself a kick up the ass. To get outside and enjoy the world I live in.  To socialise, meet new people, gain new interests or experiences.  I want to learn, do yoga,to try new food, to read a great book.  All of the countless activities I could be doing if I set down my phone for a few hours.

I'm really going to make a conscious effort to place my phone at the other side of my room at night, in the hopes this will stop the midnight scrolling but also help me wake up earlier.  I'm replacing some of the time already that I would have spent watching Youtube videos by drawing or colouring in my mindfulness books, reading, having a good old pamper session, drinking tea with my Mum and starting the Yoga with Adriene 31 day challenge.

Today was spent outside with my girls Roxy, Pippa and Bonnie.  We played around outside and it also allowed me time to practise using my new lens I bought myself for Christmas.  I am not a pro by any means but I'm enjoying shooting things that aren't lipsticks for a change. 


Do you need to take a break from the Online world?



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  1. This is the realization I came to last year. I would probably never understand the importance of "offline time" if I didn't start blogging. Social media is amazing, yet soul crushing! Plus, it steals our precious time, joy and doesn't help to build relationships or maintain the ones we have. Of course, all that applies if it's taken to extremes. That's why that "down time" is so important :) I hope you're enjoying every minute of it!! :)
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

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    1. Totally agree, once I found the world of Youtube and Blogs I've pretty much spent all my spare time glued to my phone or laptop. You are 100% right about social media being such a great tool, if used correctly. It can really be a catalogue of seemingly amazing people that we strive to be like, which can really send you into a spiral of feeling inadequate. It's such a false image! It's something that very nearly broke up my relationship of 5 years at the start and we made a vow to cut down the amount of time we both spent, and actually deleted our facebook accounts for 2 years for myself, and Simon never did get it back.

      Thank you so much for commenting!

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  2. I hope you can accomplish this! I should probably start to spend more time offline as well, I get far too caught up in social media. I'm going to try starting to make myself go for a walk every night, and actually do something with my weekends.

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

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    1. So far so good, last Sunday my phone died and I never bothered to charge it until I got into work on Monday morning. It's so good to just tune out every now and again. I can't wait for the light nights to come back so I can get out walking again myself, its so hard in the Winter time to motivate yourself and I live in the country where streetlights are unheard of lol. Hope you have a great weekend Lauren.

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  3. I LOVE this post! These photos are beautiful. I want to do a lot of these things too and I think that spending less time on social media can only be a good thing! I'd like to make more use of my time by blogging or reading or baking instead of endlessly refreshing Twitter hah xxx

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    1. THANK YOU!!! I've been working my butt off trying to learn more about my camera and actually get the use out of it properly. I totally forgot about Baking, such a good idea! The amount of things we could be doing that we probably done before Twitter/Insta that we forgot even existed is scary!

      Enjoy your birthday weekend lovely.

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