top of page
  • Writer's pictureLisa Rousseau

It's been two whole months since I've been off social media and I have to tell you, I feel refreshed but most importantly I feel refocused. My entire routine has changed as has my attitude. Now that I'm not spending countless hours on social media I have had time to do other things, more important things. I've spent quality time with my husband, I'm now focused on being in the moment with him. In the morning I actually take in the sunset on my way to work, it's my daily reminder to make today beautiful somehow. I'm no longer reaching for my phone struggling to take a picture to post. I literally stop and smell the roses. I do things now because I want to, not because it will look good in a picture or because it will get a lot of likes.

Yesterday I was driving to the grocery store, I was listening to my 90's playlist and I just felt different, content. I was just focused on the day ahead, I wasn't thinking about tomorrow or next week. My head is no longer clouded by others telling me what I should be doing with my life or how I should be spending my time. I feel like I've got my own plan and flow and I'm no longer comparing myself to others. I also don't feel unworthy or not important. The thing I hated most about my social media accounts was everything revolved around how many likes or comments your post had. If it wasn't good enough, it wasn't good content. You start second guessing yourself, "Am I good enough?" "What am I doing wrong?" "What if I did this instead..." You have to transform yourself, be someone else in order to fit in. I don't want to be someone else, I just want to be me and that should be enough, but it never is. I'm no longer worrying about what I'm going to post tomorrow and I no longer worry if it's going to be good content. I'm more worried about what song is going to play next!

I'm trying to make a new routine that is important to me, I'm still figuring it out. I think it's important to have a routine that will benefit you, you can't find it by following someone else's routine, you have to figure out what works best for you. For me in the morning I love to have my cup of coffee in my office. I write in the morning and I do my daily tarot reading, it's my therapy and it helps get my imagination going so I can really put to paper what I'm feeling. I think about what I want to accomplish for the day, what I need to accomplish and then I make a list and as I start doing the things on my list I cross them off and for me I feel like I've accomplished more because there's nothing like crossing an item of a list.

I spend a lot of time in my office, it's my own little getaway. I rarely watch tv anymore. I've got a lot of unwatched episodes that keep piling, but when the house is clean and I've done everything on my list I'll sit down and watch an episode, or more often then not I put on a movie.

Now that my mind is clear and I'm refocused it's time to write Alice's story. I'll keep you posted on the progress!

Remember, you are enough...


bottom of page