Checking in on Social Media More Than Yourself?
Are you finding yourself checking in your social media feeds more than you check in on yourself?
We’ve all been there. You get so busy with “life” that you forget to check in on how you’re doing and how you’re feeling emotionally and physically. You forget to celebrate your wins or grieve your losses. You just get “too busy”.
Why not take time this month to take stock of you?
Here are a few sure-fire ways to make it easier...
Add daily reminders to nudge you forward on the path to wellbeing.
This may sound crazy, but how about adding an alarm you are excited to hear to your phone. You’re free to add as many as you like, but these “check-in” alarms can remind you to do things like:
- Take a deep breath
- Straighten your posture
- Have a drink of water
- Look up
All really simple things that we sometimes forget about in our hectic lives, but things that can really make a difference to our wellbeing.
Put pen to paper
This could really be a post unto itself but, letting your feelings spill out of you and into your journal is one of the easiest and most cathartic ways to let it all go.
The key is not to think…just to write. There’s no method that is right or wrong, but just getting your thoughts and feelings onto paper can really help you gauge where you’re at emotionally. Trust me…it really works!
Channel your inner Oprah and ask yourself some pressing questions
When was the last time you asked yourself, “how are you”? I’m going to hazard a guess and say not for a very long time…if ever!
Spend some time each morning, or carve sometime into your day (perhaps even when you’re journaling) to ask yourself questions like:
- Are you happy?
- Are you on purpose?
- How do I feel right now?
- What am I grateful for?
- What am I procrastinating?
- What do I love about my body?
- If I could do anything in the world right now with no limitations, what would it be?
- What items are on my bucket list?
We all know that feeling when something just doesn’t feel “right”. As Kath Day-Night from Kath & Kim says in the TV show, “I feel it in my waters”.
It’s that niggling feeling that you are making the wrong decision or the elation when you just know you are doing the right thing. There is a major difference felt in our bodies and we need to learn to listen and trust those feelings to guide us.
It's when we ignore the niggling that, often, we venture down the wrong path and it is generally only then that we acknowledge that it didn’t feel right to start with. Buyer’s remorse anyone?!
Who can you trust if not yourself after all?
Be your very own cheerleader!
Take some time out to celebrate all your wins, big and small and acknowledge how proud you are of yourself for achieving these goals. You are amazing…and it’s high time you believed that.
How are you committing to check in with yourself today? Share with us in the comments below...