Another month, another roundup, and what a month it has been! I went on holiday, made my first YouTube video, got creative for Valentine’s Day and celebrated my 22nd birthday! It has been a busy month, which probably explains why it seems to have flown by so fast!
At the end of January, I set myself two goals for February:
1) Create a YouTube video.
2) Start running.
Sadly, I only managed one of my goals, and although I had a lot of fun creating and making the video, I don’t think I’m confident enough to do it regularly. If I travel anywhere interesting or do something that might make a cute video then I’ll probably upload it, but I won’t be going out of my way to make content – I’m just not that good in front of the camera!
As for my second goal, I think I knew pretty early on that it wasn’t working. I really liked the idea of becoming a runner and being able to do runs for charity and go to running events, but I just can’t seem to get in to it. I can’t get past the huffing and puffing and pain. Not to mention it triggers what feels like asthma and I struggle to breathe for hours after doing it.
But just because running wasn’t my thing doesn’t mean I should give up completely on exercise, which leads me on to my March goals:
1) Find an exercise that suits me, and start practising! I’ve got a few ideas up my sleeve, but so far the main ones are yoga and swimming. I’ve followed a lady called Erin Motz for a few years now on twitter, and I really like her style of teaching yoga. So I think I’m going to aim to do quite a bit of yoga in March, and see if maybe, just maybe, that’s the exercise that works for me!
2) Social media break: Yup, for the whole of March I am staying away from social media, including facebook, twitter and Youtube. I’m deleting the apps from my phone, but I’m keeping the facebook messenger app in case long-distance family members want to chat.
The reason I’m doing this is because recently I feel like all I ever do is check my news feeds. Whenever I have a second where I’m not doing anything and my hands are free, I grab my phone and scroll and scroll and scroll, even through stories I’ve already read today! It’s stopping me from having meaningful time with friends and family because I’m just looking at a screen instead of actually talking and catching up.
But it’s also making me feel a bit down. Social media is filled with the highlights of everyone’s lives, and I can’t help but compare my average day to their exciting best bits – and let’s face it, that sort of comparison will never work in my favour! So I’m hoping that taking a much needed break will help me to focus on my life and the day-to-day goings on, without putting it on a pedestal next to someone else to scrutinise how it measures up.
The blog is staying put though because I need somewhere to write about the ups and downs of a social media break!
That’s about it for this blog post, comment below any plans or goals you have for March!
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