In this very fast-paced world, something I’ve always felt strongly about implementing into my daily life is making the conscious decision to SLOW DOWN.
Before the pandemic, there were plenty of people already dealing with their fair share of mental health challenges, and when 2020 came along, it wasn’t long before we realized it would be a year that brought a whole new host of trials and tribulations along with it.
Throughout all the new tests that everyone was going through, I started to feel a strange sense of solidarity and, dare I say, strength. It was during this very difficult time that I started to share a bit online about the kinds of things that I was doing to make the day-to-day a little more bearable.
I wanted to remind people that–amongst all the noise–it’s still possible to pause and take a deep breath. Of course, that’s never going to be the answer to it all, but it can definitely be the beginning of–or bring the potential for–something great.
View the videos I’ve made on some more serious topics in the playlist linked below.
Social Media vs. Reality
A related topic that I also like to touch on across my social media platforms is the fact that social media is not reality. That is–regardless of what someone chooses to share publicly, one never knows what is going on behind the scenes. It’s for this reason that I urge my audience to never feel inadequate at the sight of someone else’s–likely curated–content.
For example–I have been dealing with a chronic health condition for the past two years that I only just recently started sharing online. This is for a number of reasons, the biggest of which being that I just couldn’t take on that extra emotional load any earlier on. However, now that I’m in a slightly better place (and have finally received a diagnosis), I am able to share a bit more with my followers about my journey.
I open up about this topic–among others–in the posts below. Click on a photo to be redirected to original Instagram post and caption.