I've been going back and forth about my relationship with social media lately. On one hand, being a football wife who moves pretty frequently (5 states in 7 years), it keeps me not only connected to friends that I've left behind, but has helped me find some dope virtual friends. When you move around a lot, it's not always super easy to find local buds that you actually have things in common with, so some of the ladies that keep me sane and laughing on a daily basis are ones that I only see a few times a year or I've never even met in person. I've met them in facebook groups or through my beloved Beachbody sistahood and I'm so grateful for each and every one of them.
With the positives there are also some major drawbacks. The first, and most important, is to realize that social media can literally be an addiction. Think about it, how many times have you sat down to watch a movie or been at lunch with your bestie, and you subconciously check your phone. If you're over 30, take some time to remember what life was like before all of this technology. What did you do to entertain yourself? What did you take joy in? If you're not old enough to remember a time like this, ask someone. It really is eye opening when you step back and notice how much of your precious time on this earth is spent with your face in a little screen. It's good to break away a little bit, especially if it's causing you stress.
The drawback that I'm going to be talking about during this series is social media stealing your joy and causing unhappiness in your life. Confession: I'm a bit of a hippie. I totally believe that it is possible to be happy most of the time, and I don't believe anything in this world has the power to cause you stress without your consent. I'm not here just to bitch. I'm here to offer solutions. They may be a little hippie-ish, but if you're cool with that, check out the rest of the series to get started on bringing your happy back!
Hi! I'm Andrea Cummings. I am passionate about living a healthy lifestyle that I can MAINTAIN and that still lets me feel like I'm not being deprived. I like to exercise, but I also love to eat (nachos!). My main focus is to be healthy, not skinny, and to help others do the same! I love Jesus, but I also say fuck a lot, so if you're offended, I may not be the gal for you.