Yesterday was my birthday. For a change, I decided to keep it private. The day before I changed the setting in another social media. That privacy effort was my “social experiment” at not being social but being present.
Guess what? The day still brought:
✔️Cards to open.
✔️Calls and texts from my kids, my nieces, and my dear friends. (Two beautiful HB songs were left in messages.)
✔️Cake and a beautiful necklace from my mom, sister and brother.
✔️Flowers and candy delivered from my friend Janel while I was working on a Zoom call with her. (How cool is that?)
✔️Lunch with my friends Ginger and Michelle on Friday and a holiday show.
✔️✔️✔️✔️AND, my hubby fixed me a steak dinner AND replaced the iPad I left on the plane.
What an amazing, calming way to celebrate!
KNOW WHAT WAS MISSING? NOTHING IMPORTANT. My absence was no big deal.
The time I’d typically use to respond to social media was replaced by a short shopping trip with my mom and organizing an area that desperately needed attention.
With all the efforts to be heard above the noise or get your message out, it’s empowering to stop and take a breath. Determine what is important to broadcast, when you should listen, and when you should take a day away.
❓Have you ever taken a break from social media? If so, what did you observe?
❓If you are on social media or responding to emails, how could you take a break to be present?
❓If you typically don’t post on social media, what message positively resonates with you today? What could you post in response to support that author’s efforts? Could you share that message with others?
We are quickly approaching Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for you, your comments, and your support as we deal with business and personal challenges and celebrations.
BEST WISHES AS YOU NEGOTIATE YOUR INCREDIBLE LIFE!