The last sunset for the decade in 2019. Photo taken in Elwood by Anna.
~ Oscar Wilde
1. Notifications are attention whores and anxiety triggers.
2. Social media is hard work.
- Instagram (I manage 3 accounts - 2 of my own and one for work)
- Slack (it’s a work messenger platform)
- Snapchat (why I still have this is beyond me because I stopped using it ages ago)
3. Improved mental health.
- I had no one else to compare my holidays with
- I could go to the beach and take photos for myself
- I didn’t need to feel anxious about responding to Christmas and New Year messages because… (that’s right) - I had advised everyone that I won’t be available.
4. Creating space for other joys.
5. Heightened sense of awareness in self-regulating your consumption.
6. Improved focus and attention span.
7. Recognising how much shit we consume and how it negatively affects our well-being.
8. Self-care is my personal responsibility. And #1 priority.
9. Likes, comments, shares and algorithms do not determine my self-worth. I do.
10. Social media is a tool and I choose how I use it in my life.
11. My time and energy are valuable and I must treat them as such.
12. I have everything I need (and some) already in my life! I am enough.
Founder and director of The Butterfly, Anna believes that everyone’s pain has a purpose. On a mission to spread hope and healing like wildfire, she teaches people how they too can transform their traumas. She is the author of Unmasking Depression and Lovely - Poetry on Love and Loss, workshop facilitator for “Own Your Inner Light - A Transformation Workshop” and 2016 semi-finalist in the Australian Women's Weekly and Qantas Woman of the Future. Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram for more stories and insights.