With so much to think about and so much going on around us we often find ourselves so overwhelmed with thoughts and potential ideas; plans and goals that we end up doing nothing at all. We end up sitting around scrolling social media, checking out what others are doing as opposed to chasing our own dreams and living our own life! Don't get me wrong, I'm not against social media at all however, it is easy to full into the tempting trap of sitting around watching others live their lives. I do it myself.
This is soul destroying, you eventually come to realise you wasted an entire day, weekend or even week experiencing other peoples lives as opposed to grasping your own...then the snowball happens...
You get caught up watching others,the world and its events then it clicks, you need to change something, do something! The ideas come rushing in! start the Gym, work harder, see this person, see that person...now you're in a blur, it's happened, that overwhelming blurriness that reaps over your soul, destroys your mind, makes you lazy..thus...say bye to body!
It's okay though, it's normal for this to happen. We all get stuck sometimes and we all fall victim to getting caught up in others lives that we forget our own, i do it all the time! Now you can change, now you can fix that problem and start becoming that wonderful vision of yourself you have!
Start simple, Tip One...from the Mind, Body, Soul - Healthy Soul, Healthy Body, Healthy Mind blog series.
Reduce your social media browsing, increase your list making!
What a ridiculous duo that seems! Think about it though, these ideas that suddenly come rushing towards you, write them down. Once you've completed it you can tick off your list and get that satisfying sense of achievement...maybe even post about that one yourself? Thats already a positive change without completely removing social media from your life! Post about your achievements and your positive steps as opposed constantly browsing what all your buds are doing!
Actively try and reduce how much time you spend browsing on social media! Those people who annoy you, the friends and family who take all day to reply to what you've said to them, or tagged them online..they're out there living and creating. Try to become that person, this doesn't mean ignoring people for the sake of looking busy but instead, naturally as result of browsing less and completing more tasks on your list, become someone who isn't just known for your fast online response!
I'm in no way attempting to slate social media, I believe it is a positive thing on society when it's properly used and not obsessed over!
I hope this resinates within the souls of some of you and helps you make some positive changes...next post for this series will delve into Holistic Iron Therapy...what the heck is that?!
Take it easy, wonderful people!
Director | Head Performance Coach | Fortitude Fitness