Self-Care Experiment: Taking A Social Media Break

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It’s been a while since my last blog post. My apologies. But I am here now because I am in the midst of an experiment that gave me more time to do the things I want to do - share self-care tips and techniques.

My job, my purpose, is to find easy or simple things anyone can do to help themselves relax yet I have been too busy wasting my time with something that I shouldn’t have given much of my time or energy.

(Wait! What did she just say? She’s been wasting her time?)

Yes, I have been wasting my time on social media. WAY TOO MUCH. Unknowingly, a few weeks ago, I began to increase my time checking social media, specifically Instagram, which came in about the time the algorithms adjusted where real-time posting seemed to go to the wayside. In turn, the likes, follows, comments dropped.

Anyone else notice this?

I certainly did and reacted in an unhealthy way. I started checking more, looking at my insights, and without notice, my emotional reactions turned to sadness.

Unconsciously, I felt that maybe I was boring people, perhaps not providing anything of value, maybe I didn't have good enough pictures, or lacked that secret ingredient to get attention. A truly vicious cycle of self-doubt. However, I didn’t recognize that it prompted me to be on it more.

It wasn't until I got notification of "screen time" on my iPhone this past Sunday that I had any clue of my recent time spent staring at my phone. This notification started popping up about the last six months or so and I usually checked it. Do you guys get it, too? However, I hadn't paid attention (apparently)recently as my screen time more than doubled in the last few weeks. YIKES.

I decided right then and there to take a break from social media.

Here's a little video where I am about two days into the experiment.

Have you ever taken a social media break? What happened?
Do you ever feel anxious or have negative emotions after being on social media?
What's your screen time this week? or Have you ever looked at your screen time average?
Do you think you are addicted to social media or any other app that keeps you looking at your phone?

UPDATE: I learned a lot from this experiment and adjusted some habits. Here is short video about what I learned: Results of Social Media Break -

Life Moves Pretty Fast

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Life Moves Pretty Fast

If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

It’s February. WOW! Can you believe it? 2019 is already zooming by so quickly.

Helping people relax brings me such joy so much so that I am working on expanding my practice to bring self-care lessons to you no matter where you live… Plus, this year I am working on putting my business on the road. Yes, lots happening here. But no worries, I always heed the immortal words of Ferris Bueller even though my life has become busier both personally and professionally. 

Taking the time to pause is an essential part of my self-care routine, and it’s allowed me to remain balanced especially these last few months.

Now, let’s catch up on what’s happened so far this year and what's coming up.

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Last Month

I Launched my YouTube Channel

First, I recorded and posted my very first video – okay, I will admit that was beyond nerve-wracking. And I am embarrassed to admit how many times I had to practice (build up the courage). However, I persevered because learning about Sensory Processing Sensitivity changed my life in such a positive and profound way. Amazingly after sharing it, I discovered it helped others as well. My video now has been shared on other’s blogs, and many have contacted me to find out more about it. In case you missed it, here’s the link to the video.

Soon I will start uploading more videos on some simple self-care tips and techniques. So feel free to subscribe and thank you to those who already did. Another WOW! Also, if there is an issue you've been dealing with or a specific area of tension (i.e., shoulders, hips, feet, etc..) you'd like to me to focus on, please feel to reach out and let me know. I will add that to the list.

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New Addition

CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy:

CST is such a game-changer in the way that I can help people find relaxation and less tension in their minds and bodies.

Nearly everyone who has seen me these last few weeks has received a sampling or full session (or multiple sessions) and discovered how deeply relaxing CST was for them. Less pain, better sleep, breathing easier, sharper focus and less anxiety were just some of the results I heard even after only one session.

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Upcoming additions

Stay tuned

Travel Massage & Relaxation Self-Care Coaching. Dates TBD
Los Angeles, CA
West Palm Beach, FL

Intensive Relaxation Programs (3-5 days) 
Traveling to you to help you reset with massage, CST, yoga and self-care lessons.
(United States  & UK only) Feel free to contact me for more details.

VALENTINE’S DAY YOGA

I am teaching a Yin Yoga class at The Yoga Garden in Narberth, Yin Yoga, 7:30 pm. We will focus on the heart meridian, the ruler of all emotions, where we will seek tranquility, gentleness and emotional balance. I will read from the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra translation of The Radiance Sutras:

"There are many rivers inside a human body, thousands of miles of blood vessels. That is just the physical level. On the level of the prana body, there is similar intricacy. This yukti invites us to listen to the flow of life within. There is a sound of your own heart center vibrating. You may hear it if you are finely tuned. It is the song of you, the vibration of you having this adventure in existence."

Bring your loved one, a friend or just yourself as we explore the song of you.

Katy