Probably the most obvious life changing habit of all, yet in this society with the prominence of social media in our everyday lives it can feel almost impossible.
How do you engage with the content of strangers without getting sucked in and forgetting about you?
I find that disconnecting is key, as in closing the app or logging out.
But it is also useful to make time to ask yourself the important questions like: How does this make me feel? Or is this a valuable use of my time?
The balance between focusing on yourself and what others are doing should always heavily be tipped in your favour.
I feel much better doing hand embroidery, going for a walk or drawing than I do focusing on the lives of strangers.
It doesn’t better my life to know that you had poached eggs on avo toast for breakfast or that you just bought another pair of Manolo Blahniks.
But don’t get me wrong I enjoy that kind of content a lot but I shouldn’t be focusing on others more than myself.
The same way you could with great ease spend an hour watching YouTube videos or 30 minutes scrolling Instagram should be the same way you spend time on yourself.