Throughout this pandemic I’ve been reflecting and reminiscing, as I’m sure many people have. I’m longing for the days where we are no longer scared of being less than 2 meters from strangers, where we don’t have to take a mask everywhere we go and generally for life to be a little bit kinder on everybody.
I’ve been enjoying the slower pace of life, not having loads of commitments and being completely in the moment. I’m no longer fixated on making sure I’ve got my lunch and everything else prepared for work etc, I simply take each day as it comes. My evenings are much more chilled and relaxed, I have time to make dinners that I want to eat instead of opting for the quickest and most convenient option. I’ve even watched a series, This Is Us which I highly recommend.
I LOVE getting a longer lie each morning, often waking naturally just before my alarm which is great as I’ve never enjoyed starting my day to the sound of an alarm. I take my time with my breakfast as I’m not in a rush to get out the door.
Most importantly, I’ve been more conscious about the content I’m consuming on social media. I’ve unfollowed a number of accounts which I can no longer relate to or take inspiration from. It’s been really interesting to see how those with huge platforms have handled this global crisis. Some have been incredibly mindful and aware of what they put out while others are still on the gravy train, taking each and every opportunity to sell out while giving nothing back in return.
There has also been a huge rise in undisclosed ads which is something I can’t tolerate. Transparency is essential and there is no need to mislead the audience. I don’t like or dislike content any more or less if it’s an ad. If anything, I’m happy to see people collaborating with brands and it’s something to be celebrated. Ironically, these are also the kind of people who previously called out others for non-disclosure and I don’t know why all of a sudden the rules don’t apply to them. The guidelines are clearer than ever and there is no excuse. As a result, my perspective has totally changed on a number of people I previously looked up to which is a shame as they seem to have lost all touch with reality.
Sometimes a little perspective is exactly what’s needed though and I feel better as a result of having tidied up my social media and no longer being faced with content that frustrates me or is misleading day in, day out.