So summer is here and we are a few weeks in to the summer holidays which for me means more time with my son and trying to balance work life, childcare and seeing friends and loved ones! I long for a more simple life and live for the days off where I can remain present, read books and enjoy great company in the sunshine ….
But life takes its toll and surely I can’t be the only one that feels like they are in a circus sometimes with their main trick being to juggle! Lol! Whether you have kids or not it can all get a bit on top. And having messages pouring in through various apps on our phones doesn’t make it any easier. I have felt really overwhelmed recently so decided to take action.
I gave up whatsapp a week ago as much as I love being connected sometimes it does feel like you have to instantly reply as that is how we’ve been conditioned to communicate and people do get shitty or take it personally if you don’t reply in a certain time frame. So I jumped off and won’t get it back until after the summer holidays so I can be a little more present with cam and exercise my boundaries with how ‘reachable’ I am.
I was also lucky enough to have received this amazing book from my friend Sarah for my earthday, ‘Go offline, be mindful’ which prompts you with activities to do that don’t involve being online. They also have a 30day challenge which I have decided to do through out August!
So I’m jumping out the rabbit hole that we call instagram and disconnecting to reconnect. As much as I love being on it, it can sometimes take up time and I want to be more present through out this summer holiday. I love the community we have built on insta so will still be sharing my thoughts and experiences on the blog (you can subscribe to get updates straight to your email! ) honestly thank you for being on this journey with me. To be able to hold space with you is something I appreciate everyday.
I share this just incase it inspires anyone to do something similar. Especially if you use socials for work, you can feel you have to show up and in some ways you do but don’t forget to take the time to look after you. You can’t pour from an empty cup after all.
I leave you with a little poem I wrote questioning ‘Does it ever get too much?’
I wish you an amazing summer whatever you get up to!
Love & light always.