Removing the negative from ones life
Saturday, June 05, 2021
Ever sit back and observe yourself doing something and catch yourself and wonder "WTF am I doing this?"
I have done that a lot lately...most recently was Twitter. I deactivated my account. I would go on the platform, scroll around, witness absolute horror spewing out of peoples' fingertips, and log off just as quickly as I went in. Why? for what reason am I even there? To "keep in the loop" - with whom? a celebrity who could care less about me? news? that if it's big enough, I'll hear about it eventually? I do not have the gumption to battle against haters and feed into the machine. I am a loving, caring, sensitive individual...I'll keep my circle to those I can directly influence with my words and actions. The Twitter pool is too big for this guppy.
I'm critically looking at the other apps on my phone as well...the social media, the games I don't use. It's good to assess these things once in a while. Cleaning house is very therapeutic. Declutter and disconnect. Be open to what really matters and makes you happy. It's easy for me to lose sight of that in the midst of overwhelm and stress.
I love baking...on the spur of the moment, I made a banana bread the other day. The darn this was perfect. No joke. Absolutely perfect. I didn't think, I adjusted the recipe via instinct (reducing the sugar and oil because of more bananas was a smart move), and even tented it to prevent over browning for the first time...it was a beautiful bake! When the pandemic began, I did a ton of stress baking, just like everyone else. LOL As time went on, and things changed, that stress relief was put to the side because of umpteen reasons...yeah, that has to stop. My mantra of doing more of what makes me happy was another thing that got pushed aside...bringing that one back starting now.
My family is out camping this weekend. I am bringing my favorite wine and having a glass. I will take a walk to check out the campers. I will watch the sunset with my kids and hubby. Being together and disconnecting is going to be the name of the game. I'm even going to bring a trashy novel!
Wishing you all a peaceful day and rest of the weekend. Enjoy each moment!