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Switching Off!!

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I took the decision this week to deactivate my personal facebook account. This can be picked up at another time of my choosing, but for now its on pause.

It’s a double edged sword really because social media does help my business, and I do enjoy keeping in touch with friends, BUT I felt it was affecting my mental status in a negative way.

I’ve set up a business face book account (alongside Personal Spaces) which I will merely use to post pertinent information related to health, fitness and wellbeing.

One thing I noticed personally, is that as soon as I have free time, I’m gravitating towards social media with phone in hand. I don’t know if it’s part of my wish to being more ‘mindful’, but as comforting as it may seem to drift, almost unconsciously, through the pages, I feel mentally, it’s killing me!

I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I believe it’s making me feel anxious at times, and negative in my emotions, which is definitely not like me in good form.

I was observing my family last night at home and whilst we were all in the lounge with the TV on (actually quite rare), ALL of us where locked in to our phones and social media.

Whilst, as a family we have good rapport and are close, I do feel social media is stealing from this!

I know my lot have been brought up on social media and it’s a massive part of their life, but there’s more to life, and more to getting true real engagement directly with people.

I want more out of this precious life. I have a couple of online courses I need to finish (read start!!), business improvements and I want to get more out of improving/developing myself. I’d also like more, less interrupted, one to one time with my family – is that too much to ask?

I’d be really interested in your opinions on this and whether you have experienced similar feelings?

Best wishes
Stuart

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