The most important part of my work is connecting with and serving you. It’s been my mission from the start to share my experiences in simplifying my life for more space, time, love and health to ease your pain, and inspire your journey from being overwhelmed to finding peace.
I can write to you and for you, but there is magic in conversation and one on one connection. Whether it’s via email, Twitter, or comments here on the blog, those interactions are powerful and have been the core of our beautiful community.
When I started blogging 5 years ago, I started a Twitter account. Twitter was the only social media account I had. I could really engage and connect and have fun. Later I added other social media accounts to meet you where you are, and today I have accounts with:
Sometimes I lose my mind trying to keep up with all of them while considering new emerging platforms. There are days when I miss having just one social media account. We might feel like we are missing out when we aren’t connecting on all the different platforms, but when we try to be everywhere, we end up nowhere.
Set a timer
Instead of passively scrolling through your social media feeds killing time, set a timer. Think about what you want to contribute or take away from your timed session, and close Facebook or Instagram when your time is up. Consider 1-2 short sessions a day instead of mindless checks all day long.
Turn off notifications
Once you schedule your timed sessions, you can turn off all distracting notifications. There is nothing you need to be alerted about. Really … nothing.
Take responsibility for what you share and know that even with privacy settings, it’s possible that anyone can see what you share on the internet. If that’s a deal-breaker, close your account. Otherwise, be kind, helpful and consider this when sharing your life on the internet.
If you can’t be kind to your friends, be quiet. If you are connected to people on your personal Facebook page who bring you down, or waste your time, silently wish them well and unfriend or block their updates from appearing on your feed. It may actually improve your real-life relationship with them. If you’ve joined pages and communities over the years that aren’t serving you today, say goodbye and unlike the page or group.
Edit and curate your feed so you get exactly what you need.
If you’ve liked pages and notice that you haven’t heard from them in a while, visit those pages and engage. Like, share and comment on the pages that add value to your life and Facebook will start sharing things from those pages in your feed.
Skip Facebook and other social media for at least one day a week. If you have the Facebook App on your phone, remove it for 30 days and intentionally sign into Facebook for your timed sessions. This will help prevent the mindless checking.