I just sent out an SOS to a friend.
I had become stuck in the dark, murky depths that is social media.
Trapped inside stories of panic, isolation and fear.
And you know what? We all have these.
They emerge in different forms. And some people are just better hiding them than others.
I know that making another hot chocolate or watering my plants or posting videos of me dancing on IG is not going to make this situation better.
But it does make me feel a little bit happier.
These small distractions that bring me back to the present instead of worrying about what will happen in the future, and being grateful for what I have right now.
I am lucky.
I know that my family and friends are safe – the majority of them are in lockdown in NZ, or in self imposed lockdown in other countries around the world. I am safe.
So everyone is physically safe.
But what about our minds?
What about all the information that we are feeding our minds via social media?
With all the memes that are sprouting up (unlike my sunflower seeds!), it’s a great way to have a laugh, but what happens when the next post is political and fault finding, or a business offering you 25% your next order and free shipping?
Do you know which way to look?
It looks like we are all trying to find a way to connect.
Connection via humor.
Connection via opinion sharing.
Connection via good deals!
And the above are not wrong. They are just ways of coping.
In order to keep my mindset focused and calm, I’m giving myself social media breaks, I’m exercising, and I’m listening to music and podcasts that make me feel good. I’m wearing clothing that makes me feel good, I’m planting seeds to watch grow and flower and I’m building the foundations of my business so that we all come back outside, in person to connect, I will be ready.
And I love doing all of these things!
That what makes it so much easier!
I am focusing on what I want my life to be.
And this is what I want to inspire you to do.
Because when you are happy and doing things that you love, the people around you see this and become inspired to do the same.
I am scheduled to go back on social media in around 3 hours time. And this time I am setting a timer for 30 mins.
And just as an FYI…This is just my opinion and everyone is interpreting this situation differently in this time.
Whatever place you are in right now, just remember that we are all in this together and we are here to support each other.
Sending you all love.