In an age of social media dominating every aspect of our life, from what we choose to wear, who we talk to, what makeup we purchase and how we get motivated to get the to the gym, it’s no surprise that when something becomes the norm there’s a trend against it. When our parents moved to Facebook, we moved on to Snapchat, the rise in e-readers has made reading physical books a novelty to be enjoyed, and with the dependance on our smart phones ever growing, we see the release of the Nokia 3310 back onto shelves.
You may have noticed that I have been a little quiet on here over the last month. The truth is I had no inspiration, I am living in a hot country where everyone on Instagram is dressing for autumn and to me it sucked because I felt like my summer content just wasn’t what anyone wanted to see. Right now though I’m back in the UK, having been a bit poorly with a stomach bug last week I’ve spent time visiting family and friends and generally just keeping only one eye on my Instagram feed. I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed not giving a flying fig about my follower count and just enjoying sitting in a coffee shop with my Mum talking about what we’re going to be doing at Christmas.
This is an ever growing trend amongst the lifestyle gurus and it’s simple. Leave your phone at home, on your desk, with someone else and just go out – grab a coffee with a colleague, take a short walk, eat! The point being that this little ritual once a day is a form of nurturing your mind and doing something small for yourself to better your overall wellbeing. I’m very guilty of taking my phone with me where ever I go (even just to the kitchen to make a cuppa) but lately I’ve learned that I just don’t need to and having it with me is a hinderance.
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