I Quit Instagram For A While...

Surprise, surprise! As an enthusiastic over-sharer, this was actually a tough decision to make. I love to take a bunch of photos and videos and post them on my Instagram. I like it when I have at least one Instagram story to put up on there. It's satisfaction in a click. I know I'm not the only person who feels this way.

So, the moment I decided to take a break from Instagram, my brain is going crazy. I quickly realized how often I glance down just to see if I have a notification, or even if I don't have one, I just want to scroll my Instagram feed okay. When I wake up in the morning, on the way to work, (sometimes, at work, sorry) before I go to bed - it's constant.

I'm hoping with me going Instagram-less, my mind is going to be less scattered and all over the place. I also hope to become more productive, focused from day to day and less checking on my phone just to see if someone followed me on Instagram.

How did I do it? Here's how it went:

The first week was... So. Freaking. Hard. I have a long day at work and usually, during my lunch hour, that's when I tried to catch up on things - by all means, watching everybody's IG stories. It's addictive. Anyway, ever since going Instagram free, I had nothing to distract myself. It's not that I don't have other social media apps that could feed my habit - I just love Instagram more. Unconsciously, even I don't feel like posting, I have this urge to open the app.

Within the second week, I was getting kinda cured of my addictive thumb swiping and checking my phone. I actually felt pretty good doing things without having to document them. I also didn't really miss seeing other people's posts. I mean, yeah, I was curious to know what my friends and favorite celebs were up to and I was a little scared at first to take a break from Instagram, I thought I would miss out on a ton of things. It actually turned out to be A-okay. I spent more time connecting in real life and it was awesome!



Overall:

During my little break up with Instagram, I realized I wake up feeling way more rested. I spent most of my 9 hours at work staring at a screen and cutting down on screen time outside of my job has changed my world. I was able to square away some of the important events in my life. I even tried to drive again (and I am scared, still). I was able to reorganize my bedroom. My business email was cleaned up (finally) and more importantly, I was able to stop allowing Instagram to feed into my anxiety.

I noticed I am far more productive when I'm not reaching for my phone every 2 minutes. I started to feel like there were extra hours in the day like I was given this gift of exercise time and reading time. After all, was said and done, I reaffirmed I am still on Instagram hiatus. I do feel so much better without it. And I am still happily off Instagram to this day.

For now, not planning to come back on IG anytime soon, still going IG-less until further notice.

Have you ever needed a digital detox?

I Quit Instagram For A While...

I Quit Instagram For A While...

Surprise, surprise! As an enthusiastic over-sharer, this was actually a tough decision to make. I love to take a bunch of photos and videos and post them on my Instagram. I like it when I have at least one Instagram story to put up on there. It's satisfaction in a click. I know I'm not the only person who feels this way.

So, the moment I decided to take a break from Instagram, my brain is going crazy. I quickly realized how often I glance down just to see if I have a notification, or even if I don't have one, I just want to scroll my Instagram feed okay. When I wake up in the morning, on the way to work, (sometimes, at work, sorry) before I go to bed - it's constant.

I'm hoping with me going Instagram-less, my mind is going to be less scattered and all over the place. I also hope to become more productive, focused from day to day and less checking on my phone just to see if someone followed me on Instagram.

How did I do it? Here's how it went:

The first week was... So. Freaking. Hard. I have a long day at work and usually, during my lunch hour, that's when I tried to catch up on things - by all means, watching everybody's IG stories. It's addictive. Anyway, ever since going Instagram free, I had nothing to distract myself. It's not that I don't have other social media apps that could feed my habit - I just love Instagram more. Unconsciously, even I don't feel like posting, I have this urge to open the app.

Within the second week, I was getting kinda cured of my addictive thumb swiping and checking my phone. I actually felt pretty good doing things without having to document them. I also didn't really miss seeing other people's posts. I mean, yeah, I was curious to know what my friends and favorite celebs were up to and I was a little scared at first to take a break from Instagram, I thought I would miss out on a ton of things. It actually turned out to be A-okay. I spent more time connecting in real life and it was awesome!



Overall:

During my little break up with Instagram, I realized I wake up feeling way more rested. I spent most of my 9 hours at work staring at a screen and cutting down on screen time outside of my job has changed my world. I was able to square away some of the important events in my life. I even tried to drive again (and I am scared, still). I was able to reorganize my bedroom. My business email was cleaned up (finally) and more importantly, I was able to stop allowing Instagram to feed into my anxiety.

I noticed I am far more productive when I'm not reaching for my phone every 2 minutes. I started to feel like there were extra hours in the day like I was given this gift of exercise time and reading time. After all, was said and done, I reaffirmed I am still on Instagram hiatus. I do feel so much better without it. And I am still happily off Instagram to this day.

For now, not planning to come back on IG anytime soon, still going IG-less until further notice.

Have you ever needed a digital detox?

Lately, I kinda lost my blogging mojo. I was feeling a little burnout, feeling down about my blog, losing motivation and even abandoned blogging for a while. I quickly deviated from the avenue that I was enjoying. I just lost all my love for it.

I love blogging - it's always so full of fun, creativeness, and excitement that I just can't get enough of. I don't know what went wrong but at some point, I felt like everybody is better than me and I got so sad. I know this happens to us all at one time or another in our blogging journey. But some reflection has been made and I am finally feeling ready to restart again.

So how did I manage to get my blogging mojo back?

1. Remember why I started my blog

Reminding myself why I started blogging in the first place has helped me so much. I can't just let go of my love and passion for blogging. I know most bloggers start their blogs because they have a passion for something and they want to inspire others. I started this blog because none other than my love for all things beauty. I love sharing my opinions and experiences here and I wouldn't want to put a pause to that.

2. Read more blogs

I actually stopped reading blogs for a while because I was so busy and couldn't find the right time to read blogs. Now I'm so guilty! Anyway, I am now making an extra effort to read more blogs in the midst of doing my 9-5 job. It's actually quite fun, inspiring and therapeutic!


3. Stop comparing myself with other bloggers

As bloggers, we do suffer from this, don't we? It seems so easy to look at what the other blogger is doing and wish we were like that too. I have come to realize, we all have our own different stages and different paths. Be patient, your time will eventually come. Just remember your personal definition of success.

4. Trying to fall in love with my blog all over again

First of all, I'm proud of what I have been put up on my blog. I'm proud of what I have written. Second, I have my own domain and it's almost hit that 1-year count and I'm so excited! And finally, this gorgeous template of mine. Although I've been thinking of changing it, I can't seem to do so because I still have a huge love left for this template and it is still relatively new.

5. Find a topic I really wanted to write

I never knew that finding a topic that I really, really, really wanted to write could help me so much getting my blogging mojo back. I just think of the topics in my mind and I can get all hyped up and inspired to blog again. Hence this post :)

All in all, getting my blogging mojo back has been a challenge for me but I am working so hard on continuing to blog and giving you guys only the best content. 

So what about you? What do you do in order to get your blogging mojo back? Did any of these tips help you? Let me know in the comments below!

I Lost My Blogging Mojo and Here's How I Got It Back


Lately, I kinda lost my blogging mojo. I was feeling a little burnout, feeling down about my blog, losing motivation and even abandoned blogging for a while. I quickly deviated from the avenue that I was enjoying. I just lost all my love for it.

I love blogging - it's always so full of fun, creativeness, and excitement that I just can't get enough of. I don't know what went wrong but at some point, I felt like everybody is better than me and I got so sad. I know this happens to us all at one time or another in our blogging journey. But some reflection has been made and I am finally feeling ready to restart again.

So how did I manage to get my blogging mojo back?

1. Remember why I started my blog

Reminding myself why I started blogging in the first place has helped me so much. I can't just let go of my love and passion for blogging. I know most bloggers start their blogs because they have a passion for something and they want to inspire others. I started this blog because none other than my love for all things beauty. I love sharing my opinions and experiences here and I wouldn't want to put a pause to that.

2. Read more blogs

I actually stopped reading blogs for a while because I was so busy and couldn't find the right time to read blogs. Now I'm so guilty! Anyway, I am now making an extra effort to read more blogs in the midst of doing my 9-5 job. It's actually quite fun, inspiring and therapeutic!


3. Stop comparing myself with other bloggers

As bloggers, we do suffer from this, don't we? It seems so easy to look at what the other blogger is doing and wish we were like that too. I have come to realize, we all have our own different stages and different paths. Be patient, your time will eventually come. Just remember your personal definition of success.

4. Trying to fall in love with my blog all over again

First of all, I'm proud of what I have been put up on my blog. I'm proud of what I have written. Second, I have my own domain and it's almost hit that 1-year count and I'm so excited! And finally, this gorgeous template of mine. Although I've been thinking of changing it, I can't seem to do so because I still have a huge love left for this template and it is still relatively new.

5. Find a topic I really wanted to write

I never knew that finding a topic that I really, really, really wanted to write could help me so much getting my blogging mojo back. I just think of the topics in my mind and I can get all hyped up and inspired to blog again. Hence this post :)

All in all, getting my blogging mojo back has been a challenge for me but I am working so hard on continuing to blog and giving you guys only the best content. 

So what about you? What do you do in order to get your blogging mojo back? Did any of these tips help you? Let me know in the comments below!

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