The Social Media Life

Do you ever find yourself aimless scrolling through social media? Whether that be Facebook or the Gram? It could even be Twitter or one of the newer platforms. This weekend I found myself scrolling a lot more than normal.

Side note here, most of my work includes social media posting, scheduling, and reviewing. I have found that there is a huge difference in getting on to work and just scrolling. Okay, continue on below.

The more time that I spent on my phone the more I could feel myself start to fall into the “feel sorry for yourself” category. With every engagement post, wedding post, baby post, people killing it at life post, the more I wondered what was wrong with me! Now, don’t get me wrong, I am happy for all the people that are out there killing it at life. I am happy for all the couples getting married and having babies. However, when you are constantly seeing and being reminded of the things that are going right for everyone else and not exactly going right for you like you thought they would, you begin to wonder.

Where did I go wrong?

If this isn’t you, props to you. If this is you, know that you aren’t alone. As I got home from a long weekend, I was tired, I was drained, I was confused, and I was sad. All of my time consuming other people wins led me to feel/think that there had to be something I was doing wrong.

Well, I was wrong and so are you!

  • You are exactly where you are supposed to be right now. All the trials and tribulations have led you to where you are. You have overcome more things than you know and while things may not be exactly like you want them, that doesn’t mean they aren’t already in works.

  • Remember that no one is perfect. While their social life may seem perfect, know that they are facing trials just like you and I. Everyone is human and no one is exempt from hard times or “life”.

  • You are amazing! Keep shining and don’t ever stop

So how do you not get on social media, especially when it may be your job?

A few things I am trying. I really dislike seeing notifications, when I see them, I constantly want to check them. To combat this, I have moved my apps from the first screen on my phone, all the way to the back page. When I get on for work, I schedule my posts for work and then immediately get off and close the tab. For some of my pages, I need to comment back to people, check messages etc. When it comes to this, I am scheduling a time in the morning and in the afternoon/evening to look over this stuff. When I do get on during this time, I am really conscious about how I am spending the time and making sure I am just not scrolling to scroll. Different things work for different people. What tips or tricks have you tried?

Whatever you do, know that You are Amazing and don’t forget it!

As always share some love, we could all use a little more love!

XOXO

Casey

Sometimes You Just Need to Wet a Line…

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you just took a break? If you took all the deadlines you needed to hit, all the extra work that was required of you, all the “I need this now” and wrapped it up into a pretty little bow and said I’ll see you Monday.

Would the world end? No, definitely not. Would everything fall apart? Ehh, most likely not! Would the work still be there on Monday? Why, yes it would!

We are in a time right now where everyone demands that “their” thing be done right then and there. We want our stuff now regardless of the cost/toll it might take on other people. We are so used to having instant gratification that when something doesn’t happen right away, we seem to lose interest. Sometimes, we just need to take a step back, take a break, and learn to live again.

For me, that living again was night fishing off a dock in Matagorda this past weekend. It was fishing with my dad and bringing back all the memories of when we would do the same exact thing when I was little. We would fish “all night”, it sure felt like all night to a kiddo, get some rest and do it all over again the next day. It was fishing with my daughter, even though she may not have been as patient with the fish as I was. It was creating new memories, like seeing a rattle snake roll up on you from the dock next door and scare the bejeezus out of you. Side note here, did you know that rattle snakes can swim? I am from Texas, we are always taught to watch out for snakes, watch where you step etc. etc. I have seen pictures of people fishing in boats and have snakes swim towards them, however having it happen in person, I was not ready for! Let’s just say, I high tailed it inside and my fishing for that night was over, but not before I got a picture!

By taking that much needed break over the weekend, I was able to come home with a creative and flowing mind, ready to knock out some content. When things get hard, when you feel the stress coming on, sometimes the best solution is to stop and just have a moment. You will be surprised at the amazing things that will happen when you stop to smell the roses.

As always, share some love, we could all use a little more love!

XOXOXO

Casey