Month: January 2020

How My 30 Day Social Media Detox Taught Me to Expect The Unexpected

How My 30 Day Social Media Detox Taught Me to Expect The Unexpected

January  31, 2020 How to survive without social media for one month?  Go on a social detox. Why you need to get off your smartphone? These are all things spewing at us from all over our news feed. It’s a good idea in theory but…

Forget What Childhood Taught You: Talk To Strangers

Forget What Childhood Taught You: Talk To Strangers

January 29, 2020 As a bonafide introvert, I do love being at home. When I need to recharge, I do so in the comfort of my own four walls. While it might seem like I lean towards a recluse lifestyle, the opposite holds true. When…

What Happened When I Stopped Watching The News

What Happened When I Stopped Watching The News

January 28, 2020

Years ago I gave up watching the news, having a news feed on my browser or any sort of news pop up without my permission. Of course, with social media I was getting news if I wanted it or not.

When I finally got rid of most of my social media I was able to control what came in and out of my life in way of news.

There are advantages and disadvantages by not having a news outlet at my fingertips. Granted, yes I can type in CNN.com or NBC.com and get the news right away. Sure, but I have to do it. It doesn’t show up without my permission.

I like be able to control my emotions instead of letting the news of tragedies or politics determine my mood for the day.

On the flipside I don’t know when things are going on. For example my daughter told me the Grammy’s were on this past weekend and I had no idea.

Subsequently, my husband texted me asking about our plans for the Super Bowl to which I responded with “When is it?”

I was telling my daughter this in the car and she asked me who was playing. Again, I was out of the loop. Usually, I follow sports but this year I was out of it.

Yes,  there are advantages and disadvantage to having the news at your fingertips but for me I am much happier when I control what I see instead of being fed information without my knowledge.

Do you read the news every day?

Death Is Hardest On Those Left Behind

Death Is Hardest On Those Left Behind

January 27, 2020 While at my daughter’s volleyball tournament yesterday, I heard a murmur floating through the air. Not being on social media a lot or checking into news outlet gives me the opportunity to filter what information comes into my world. The news I…

Acknowledging The Signs To Avoid Negative People

Acknowledging The Signs To Avoid Negative People

January 26, 2020 They are everywhere! Negative people. The key is to not get sucked into their energy. But when you figure out how to avoid it, your positive energy can stay on top. Negativity runs rampant at kids’ sporting events. It’s can go viral…