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Life Lessons I Learned In My Twenties

It’s starting to hit me that I am really in my 30s. But if we’re being honest, not much has changed from my 20’s. Butttt my 20’s were really a wild decade, from college to now it is hard to believe that so much time has gone by.

Looking back at my 20’s, it really was a decade of self growth and discovering my own self worth. I’ve always struggled trusting myself and dealt with more confidence issues than you can imagine. In the past decade, I’ve played Division 1 and 2 lacrosse, coached collegiate lacrosse, started my sales and marketing career, moved to Boston and lived their for over 5 years, bought 3 cars, made a bagillion and 1 mistakes, became a Nationally Qualified NPC Bikini Competitor, coached youth lacrosse, most recently became a varsity lacrosse coach, all while trying to keep my anxiety at bay and getting through every day!

Even though I feel like I am the same person from 10 years ago, I really have grown so much. I have learned a lot, and I’m looking forward to learning even more in my 30s. But no matter where life takes me, I will be taking these life lessons from my twenties with me wherever I go!

Trust Your Gut

If you have a feeling that something is either really right or really wrong, run with it.  Your instinct is always correct.

Put Yourself First

At the end of the day you have yourself to rely on, that’s it.  You’re stuck with you forever. Take care of yourself.  If you don’t like the situation that you are in, change it.  Your job isn’t cutting it, get a new one.  Someone is adding stress to your life, move on.  It really is ok to be selfish, on occasion, and make sure you are doing what’s right for you.

Trust Your Gut Even More

Seriously – don’t doubt yourself.  Whether it is a person, place, or thing, you’ll know if it’s meant for you or if it isn’t. Don’t ignore those butterflies in your stomach or aches in your heart, they are there for a reason.  Trust them.

Lean On Your Friends

If you’re lucky enough to have a group of friends that love you, lean on them. You don’t need to go through your issues and life alone. A true friend will let you vent, will help you solve your problems, and will not judge you at all. Don’t be afraid of opening up to your best friends, they are your best friends for a reason and will be there be your side through it all.

Don’t Spend Money On Stupid Things

Yes, money comes and money goes but do not throw your money away.  If you need something, buy it, but don’t spend all your money on one trip or something you will use once just to say you have it – live within your means.  I’ve seen way to many friends bury themselves in unnecessary debt for no other reason than crazy spending habits.   

Invest Early and Often

Want to know what’s amazing? Compound Interest. Let your money work for you. Talk to a financial advisor as soon as possible to get yourself on the right track. Does your company offer a 401k match? Do it. Are you young enough to really benefit from a ROTH 401k? Do it. The later you start, the less growth potential but at the end of the day it’s NEVER to late to start. Invest what you can and forget about it. Yes taking money out of your paycheck stings, but years down the road you’ll revisit the account and be oh so pleasantly surprised with the bag you’ve managed to secure.

Looking for a quick, easy, and effective way to start investing money? Check out Acorns.  One of my favorite investment apps. You’ll get $5 in free stock when you sign up.

It’s Okay If Your Friend Circle Gets Smaller

Quality over Quantity. Your life will change, so will your friends and family. People will move away from you, and people will move near you. Your group will change, grow, and shrink. If your circle gets smaller, it’s okay. People have a time and place in your life, trust the universe and everything happening for a reason.

People Will Let Your Down

Not everything will be sunshine and rainbows, and that’s not a problem. People will let you down and it will feel like the end of the world. You might go through all the feels, but you will come out on top at the end of the day. You will learn lessons and you will grow. You will learn who is worth your time and who is not. Someone very close to me once said, energy is replenish-able so use it frivolously, time is not re-useable so use it wisely. Value your time and the people you let in your life.

Hang Onto What Makes Your Happy

Everything you do should be something that brings you happiness or takes you on a road to happiness. Don’t give something up that makes you happy. Don’t spend your time trying to chase something new in hopes of happiness if you already are living your best life.

It’s Okay To Let Go Of People You Once Loved

Many people will come and go from your life, some are harder to let go of than others. Some might take longer to let go of than others, but when someone no longer serves a purpose in your life its best to let them go and move forward. There’s always better things ahead.

If Someone Opens The Door to Leave, Let Them

For any reason, if someone of some thing decides to leave your life, let them. Do not force anyone or any situation you are in to stay if it chooses to leave you. The right person will stay. The right job will work out. The right friends will stay. You owe it to yourself to surround yourself with people who want to be with you. You owe it to yourself to be in a situation that works for you! If someone wants to leave, let them.

It’s Easy To Make Money

Don’t be scared of money. Making money is easy. There are a million and one ways to make a living, most of which you probably haven’t thought of yet and guess what, they aren’t illegal. Don’t be scared to try and start something of your own or a side hustle!

Don’t Compare Your Life to Someone Else’s Life

We are all living our lives on different paths. Your 20’s is a wild time where people are getting married, having babies, divorcing, getting jobs, starting companies, losing jobs, losing money, making insane amounts of money.. There’s so much change happening because everyone is figuring out their own lives. Don’t look at someone else and wish you have what they have. If you focus on other people’s lives more than your own, you’ll miss out on the amazing things that you are doing and the life that you are building for yourself.

Never Stop Loving Yourself

It will get rocky at times, but never forget how incredible of a person you are. Don’t let a person make you think you aren’t worthy. Don’t let a social media app make you think you aren’t beautiful. Don’t let one failure define you. You’ve made it this far and there’s so much ahead of you waiting!

If you’re currently in your twenties, enjoy it. I sure did.


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Cute Necklaces on Amazon For Under $15

Who loves stacking necklaces? This girl!

I have to say, I typically never order jewelry from Amazon, but have recently started to explore some of the accessories. Most of the necklaces that I wear are passed down from my Mother or Grandmother. They are some very beautiful items that carry tons of sentimental value. I would be devastated if I ever lost or damaged these incredible jewelry pieces. So that’s why we’re here with Amazon! Always.

In an effort to not wear some of the family heirlooms as often as I have been, I recently ordered some adorable necklaces from Amazon that stand on their own or look great being stacked with chains of different lengths. Check out these bargains – they are great to use as going-out pieces or for gifts!


Angel Number Necklace – $8.99

I am the proud owner of 444 and 1111. These necklaces not only have a great meaning but are the perfect stacking piece. With an adjustable clasp, these necklaces can be worn short or long. These fall at the perfect length to be the top necklace or the middle piece in a necklace stack depending on where you set the clasp. These are great quality for a 9 dollar necklace!

Gold Beaded Choker – $11.95

These simple chokers are adorable! There are multiple styles – from single strand all the way to triple. There are also varying bead patterns to choose from, with options in both silver and gold. These are so simple that they can be worn with many different outfits at all different ocassions.

Gold Bar Necklace – $7.58

A Gold Bar Necklace is a staple. No explanation is needed.

Birth Month Flower Necklace – $12.05

Not ready to fully commit to being an astrology girl and wear your sign? Wearing your birth flower is a fun way to highlight you astrology-ways without screaming it in everyone’s faces – We know there’s some judgement on it. These simple necklaces with a round pendant are understated and unique. But don’t worry this link also has the astrology signs on necklaces incase you want to show it off!

Gold Letter Pendant Necklace – $12.99

I thought these were so cheesy for a while, but they really grew on me – so much that I had to get one of my own. They are super shiny and stand out – I have to say this necklace gets the most questions when I wear it. It looks great as the longest necklace in a stack if you are layering.


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5 Reasons Why I Started Thrifting

A self proclaimed fast-fashion shopaholic to a thrift store queen – how did that happen?

I have always been one to be on trends and follow big brands and fast fashion companies to stay on top of the latest style. There’s something about ordering clothes and getting them in 2-3 days that really feeds this instant gratification world that we live in. The more I bought, the more I noticed how many clothes I just bought for the sake of having and not to wear. We’re talking hundreds of dollars on clothes that I maybe wore only once? The amount of clothes I’ve donated that were brand new with tags is disgusting. Leading us to here –

This girl thrifts and she absolutely love it. Here’s a little more into the nitty gritty on why I started thrifting :

Full Disclaimer – I still shop at some fast fashion brands and designers, thrifting is my way of supplementing my existing wardrobe

Cost Effectiveness

You’d be surprised the amount of money that you save when you thrift. Just last weekend, I bought a brand new tan colored trench coat (very on season), vintage Polo Ralph Lauren Pants, and no-name high waisted slacks that appear to be from the 80’s for under $30 dollars. Yes, every trip is different and you will most likely strike out a few times, but that’s what makes it fun! That same haul of 2 pairs of pants and trenchcoat would easily topple over $150 dollars – much higher than that if you are looking to name brands!

It’s Unique

You know what’s annoying? Going out and seeing someone else is the same outfit as you, – whether it’s the skirt, top, or jacket you are wearing – it’s always strange seeing someone in your clothes. But let’s think about it here, You’re buying clothes from Zara, Vici, Shein, whatever fast fashion site you choose – those companies are pumping out clothes left and right. You are bound to bump into someone with the same pieces as you!

Thrifting is pretty much the exact opposite. It is easy to find one of a kind pieces or even find a piece and make it your own! You’re only spending a few dollars on it so why not try cropping that blazer? Or buying that long dated dress and making it cute and summery! When you thrift you are able to express yourself more through clothes. I recently found an amazing suede shacket – most likely from the 70’s – that is a staple piece in my wardrobe. People as me all the time where I found it and I proudly say Savers!

You’re bound to find pieces that you have never seen before when you go thrift shopping. You also will always find new items at every store or every day you go. It is fun to really piece together your wardrobe and make unique outfits that are not only on style, but so insanely you and unique that other’s can’t help but wonder where you go it. It’s not like they can search the item on Google and find it anyways!

Condensing My Wardobe

Hi I’m Tina and I have too much clothes. Hi Tina. Yes. It was a real problem.

These fast fashion brands fed to my addiction to need new pieces because they’re so cute and I had to have them! I would picture one outfit with a top and that was it. When I started thrifting, I had a similar mindset. The prices were so cheap I could get so much more for my money! No, Tina. Wrong. You’re going to have too much stuff you can’t even store all of it. True

Now when I thrift, I follow the 10 outfit rule – it’s changed my life. When I find a piece that I love, I have to think of 10 ways I could wear it with the clothes that I currently (that’s a big keyword) have. If I can’t wear it in 10 different outfits, it is not worth the space in my closet. Thrifting has forced me to re-evaluate how I dress and what I spend my money on. I guess this one is more of a life lesson learned through thrifting then why I started thrifting. Sorry about the tangent, but we’re back.

It’s a Creative Outlet

I never viewed fashion as a form of expression until recently. I started thrifting with hopes of being about to express myself through clothing and not blend in with everyone else. Through colors, patterns, and new cuts, I’ve been able to put together an incredible closet of one of a kind pieces – that when I style together form amazing cohesive outfits.

Searching for new items is such a rush – I genuinely enjoy combing through racks and bins to find my next vintage piece! I’ve learned so much about clothing, the years items were made, locations where the clothes were made, etc. It really is a science and it’s fun to be so creative but also learn a lot about the past. Thrifting is just one massive learning experience and allows you to harness tons of creativity!

Sick of Terrible Clothing Quality

You know what really makes me made? Seeing an article of clothing on a website be one color or look a certain way, and when it gets to your door step is completely and utterly different? Yea, I was getting tired of that happening. No more sheer white shirts and pants, dresses that your whole katush hangs out of, sizing that’s different for every item. That’s gone and in the past.

You can really find very good quality items – I know thrifting gets a bad rap sometimes, but it really is a goldmine! That trench coat I mentioned before, you should see the stitching on that! It’s beautiful. I’ve found plenty of designer items with non-designer prices, like Fendi, Gucci, and more!

Jumping in the thrifting world has been really fun for me. I’m excited for all. my hauls to come and all the amazing pieces I stumble upon to add to my closet!


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10 Instagram Quote Accounts To Follow For The Best Captions For Instagram

Searching for the perfect Instagram caption can take a lot longer than you’d like… Check out these must-follow Instagram Accounts for all things quotes. Why not take a little inspiration from Instagram for the best captions for Instagram? If you’re looking for funny Instagram captions, or motivational Instagram captions, or baddie Instagram captions, these accounts are for you.

1. @signsfromsource

2. @divinemessages

3.@bossbabe.inc

4. @womenhood

5. @sosheslays

6. @girlandhermagic

7. @thegoodquote

8. @fuckologyofficial

9. @sarcasm_only

10. @perfectsayings


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It’s Okay To Have That “Sad Feeling.”

I’ve been told a few times that life isn’t always perfect. Ain’t that the truth. I can’t even begin to count the amount of times that things have gone wrong. Without being incredibly cliche, life really is a roller coaster. You could be on top of the world one day and with the blink of an eye, everything can seem to crumble to the ground around you.

It happens to everyone. Literally. Everyone has had that sad feeling at some point in their life. And guess what?

It’s okay to have that sad feeling.

That rock bottom, nothing can get better, sad feeling. That sad feeling that is totally earth-shattering and takes over every aspect of your life. It’s okay to have that. That feeling that makes you feel the most helpless and unconsolable. The non-stop stressing. The sleepless nights. The tears that just non-stop fall. The endless phone calls to the people that love you. That sad feeling that you wish was never a thing. It’s okay to have that.

It’s okay to have that sad feeling.

Because after a while, you start to realize that you aren’t as close to rock bottom as you may have originally thought. You aren’t going to let yourself stay in this ditch that you think you’re stuck in. That sad feeling shouldn’t of even been a thing. You’re better than that. But let’s be real, that initial moment can last for what feels like a lifetime. The sad feeling that makes seconds feel like hours, hours feel like days, and weeks feel like years. It’s okay to have that. Because you know what? It ends. That sad feeling does go away. It’ll come back, because that’s what it does. It tests you. It makes you question if you can get out of this rut. You can. You will eventually get to the point where you may just start thinking that this sad feeling can get better.

It’s okay to have that sad feeling.

That sad feeling that finally starts to go away for good, no more tests. It’s okay to have that. Things start to get better and you start to forget why that sad feeling was even a thing to begin with in the first place. That sad feeling that isn’t really a sad feeling at all any more. It is more than okay to have that because that sad feeling becomes a thing of the past. Those sleepless nights become a good night’s rest. Those tears stop falling. That helplessness goes away and you start feel in control again. That sad feeling that isn’t a thing anymore really turned things around.

It’s okay to have that sad feeling.

Because in the end, without that sad feeling the good feelings wouldn’t be as great as they are. Without that sad feeling you would be comfortable being content. That sad feeling forced you to be better. It forced you to grow. Without that sad feeling you’d still be in the same place you were. It may just be the push you need to become the person you’re meant to be. That sad feeling isn’t a sad feeling anymore. At the end of the day that sad feeling is the reason that things got better. You got better. That sad feeling doesn’t last forever. You can’t let it last forever.


May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s ok to feel sad. It’s ok to feel whatever you feel and it’s ok to go through whatever you are going through. It’s also more than okay to talk about it. Normalize talking about your mental health.

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Life of a Workaholic | 5 Lessons Learned From Overworking

Raise your hand if you’ve ever over-worked! *raises hand*

As a workaholic, it’s easy to get lost in your job and lose focus on how much you time you actually spend at work. Overworking is something I would wish on no one, but is something that I’m convinced a lot of people struggle with. Overworking is common – so save yourself the time and mental turmoil, and check out 5 lessons that overworking teaches you.

Burn Out Should Be Avoided At All Costs.

Have you ever found a song you really like, and play it on repeat? For like a day? And then you can’t stand it any more because it’s all you listened to for 24 hours straight? Well that’s burn out. I burnout songs quicker than anyone else and I kind of enjoy running a song through it’s lifespan, but burnout can happen in other places too. Avoiding burnout at work should be a main priority, especially for a workaholic. Instead of laboring over your laptop or computer into the late night hours – take a much needed break, go make a meal, or even go workout! Burnout can negatively effect your production at work and can cause some tension and stress. Burnout can lead to losing motivation and feeling stagnant – which never ends well for yourself or your career.

Avoiding burn out can be managed by acknowledging the signs heading towards it. Manage your work schedule – don’t work late or start work early every single day. Listen to your body – if you need a break, take one. Maintain a healthy level of stress – If your stress levels feel through the roof every day, it might be time to take some time off. Cut yourself some slack and avoid work burn out.

Taking Time For Yourself Is Okay (And Should Be Encouraged).

You should not be nervous to take a day off – in fact you should be encouraged. Working so much every day makes it difficult to take time off and disconnect from work. Feeling so attached to work is not good for anyone’s mental health. You don’t have to overwork to feel productive. Taking time off helps you refocus and reset. It makes you more productive at the end of the day!

Give Yourself Realistic Expectations.

Sometimes we expect ourself to do the job of 4 different people – and we convince ourself that doing the job of 4 different people is manageable, doable, and something we can maintain for a long period of time. When in fact, convincing ourself of those things can be a huge issue. Setting realistic expectations in the workplace for yourself, and to hire-ups, can help you be productive and accountable, while not allowing yourself to get incredibly stressed out and overworked. Moral of the story here is don’t bite off more than you can chew – don’t set unrealistic goals for yourself, you are only setting yourself up for failure.

Your Mental Health Matters The Most.

Working is a huge part of everyone’s lives – it’s how we afford to live and support those who matter most to us. People spend a majority of their lives working (and commuting to and from work). If you are unhappy or stressed out from work, or working too much, know that you can remove yourself from that situation and find employment elsewhere. Just because you’ve worked somewhere for a long time or thought that a job was your “dream job” doesn’t mean that you have to stay. Stay in touch with your feelings and make sure you are happy and that your mental health is in good standings.

It’s Okay To Say No.

Struggling to handle the things on your plate at work and then you’re asked to do more? It’s ok to say no. You are helping yourself maintain your sanity and you should not be ashamed for doing that. In fact being realistic and saying no to a higher up shows those above you that you can be realistic and value your current workload. Showing that you are invested in what you are doing and want to keep 100% of your energy in one place shows focus and dedication. A boss wouldn’t want you so spread thin that you aren’t able to complete any tasks. Remember that it’s ok to say no.


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The Best After Christmas Amazon Finds

Did you not get all the gifts you wanted this Christmas? Want to treat yourself for surviving the horrible year that 2020 has been? Need to get a gift for those pesky January birthdays that sneak up right after the holidays? This list is for you! Check out some of the awesome deals from Amazon!

Luna Queen Sized Weighted Blanket

Price – $109.99

Amazon Echo

Original Price – $99.99
Sale Price – $69.99

Bose Spot Earbuds

Original Price – $179
Sale Price – $159

Apple AirPods Pro

Original Price – $249
Sale Price – $199

Apple Watch Series 5

Original Price – $429
Sale Price – $349

iRobot Roomba i6

Original Price – $799.99
Sale Price – $549.99

Keurig K-Slim Coffee Maker

Original Price – $109
Sale Price – $79.99

Tory Burch Nylon Ella Tote

Original Price – $198
Sale Price – $179


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Self Love New Years Resolutions For 2021

Hey I’m back! I took a bit of time off around Christmas to enjoy some quality time with my family. As much as I love blogging and being active on Social Media – it really is tough to balance time. But we are back and there is only a week left until the new year! 2021 has some pretty interesting shoes to fill after 2020.

New Years Resolutions don’t have to be crazy goals – although it is nice to set a reach goal that you can work towards. Typically these are the resolutions that fall apart a few weeks after they are started. New Years Resolutions are a great thing to use as a stepping stone to get your year off to a great start. Trust me, I get that you can make a decision at any point during the year to start on a new path – but there’s something about making a change on January 1st that really sets the tone for the entire year.

After 2020, the dumpster fire that it really was, it’s time to practice some self love. Heading into 2021, the goal is to go up from here. That starts with getting yourself to a good place. Practicing self-love is the way to do just that! Check out some New Years resolutions that promote self-love.


Self Care New Years Resolutions

Don’t go to sleep with make-up on.
Implement a daily skincare routine.
Make your bed every morning.
Implement a night time routine.
Write in a journal daily.
Use daily affirmations.
Get 8 hours of sleep every night.
Limit your screen time every day (1, 2, 3, 4 hours a day).
No social media on the weekends.
Put your phone away an hour before bedtime every night.

New Years Resolutions For Being Active

Work out 3 times a week.
Take at least 10,000 steps every day.
Sign up for a gym membership (and use it).
Start a new workout routine.
Run/Walk 1, 2, 3+ miles a day.
Sign up for a 5k and train for it!
Start a yoga practice, and practice daily.
Commit to at least 30 minutes of exercise every day.
Sign up for obe fitness at home workouts.
Participate in a fitness challenge – ex. Fit by Katy Winter Challenge

Nutrition New Years Resolutions

Cut sugar (in small doses) from your diet.
Drink at least 1 gallon of water a day.
Have 3 complete meals a day.
Learn your macro nutrients and stick to them.
Add greens/veggies to every meal.
Give yourself 2 cheats every week.
Stop eating fast food.

Mindset New Years Resolutions

Start a gratitude journal.
Create and update a vision board with your future goals.
Write down 3 good things every day – one for health, one for wealth, one for happiness
Eliminate negative self-talk.
Set 3 goals for the year – one financial, one for health, one for relationships.
Remove one negative influence from your life.
Look for a new job/career that will make you happy.

Wealth New Years Resolutions

Stop buying coffee daily.
Buy food weekly from the grocery store and stop eating from restaurants.
Save x amount of dollars per week.
Start using Acorns to invest money for the future.
Create a savings account and set automatic payments.
Pay credit cards off in full every month.
Whenever you pay with cash, and get a $5 bill in change put that aside and don’t spend it. At the end of the year count how much money you have.
Replace retail therapy with another activity.
Use stash app to start saving for your goals, car, home, etc.


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4 Christmas Themed Instagram Story Templates

Christmas is around the corner! There are Christmas lights showing up on many house, Christmas trees are seen on top of car roofs, and you can basically see Christmas cheer everywhere you look. It really is such a great time of year for family, friends, and great times. Why not carry over some of that holiday excitement over to Instagram?

As tempting as it is to want to go take cute Christmas pictures outside to post on your feed – it’s super cold here on Long Island and there’s no snow. So that’s out of the question, I’ll be staying inside with hot chocolate by a fire. Next option? Stories!

That’s why I’ve created these 4 Christmas Themed Instagram Stories! They are super fun and easy to share and fill your own answers in!

Try them out and share them with you friends!


Christmas This or That Instagram Story


My Christmas Wishlist Instagram Story


Christmas Favorites Instagram Story


Christmas Bingo Instagram Story


I hope you enjoy these Instagram story templates as much as I do! Don’t forget to tag me when you try them out. 🙂


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5 Reasons Why A Social Media Break Can Change Your Life

Let’s be real here, real quick… Social Media can completely take over and consume our thoughts. That’s actually what it is designed to do – it’s designed to be an addiction. It’s scary to think about, but it really does have to be acknowledged. The negative side of Social Media pops its ugly head into our lives pretty frequently, whether we notice it or not. Taking a break from Social Media is not a bad thing. In fact, it could change your outlook!

Not everything about Social Media is negative though – it is a great way to stay connected to distant loved ones and even meet new like-minded friends. The idea of connecting digitally has opened up so many opportunities for people all over the world. It really is an incredible thing.

Have you ever taken a break from Social Media? It could be a day, a week, or even a whole month! It can really help you reset – before I get into it too much here are 5 reasons why a Social Media can change your life.

1. Allows You To Stop Focusing On Other People’s Lives

This, in my mind, is the number one reason why I take Social Media breaks. Sometimes you get lost in lives of influencers and celebrities – you might find yourself down a rabbit hole in looking from accounts and profiles. Admit it, we’ve all done it.

As intriguing as the Kardashian family’s lives are and following up on all the latest Bachelor/Bachelorette drama, they have nothing compared to your life. Having a Social Media Break allows you to focus on your own life! Take the time you are spending looking into other’s lives and start investing it in your own.

2. Gives You Time Back In Your Day

Taking a Social Media break means not going on any Social Networking platforms – a clean break from them. You ever think about all the time you spend throughout the day looking at pictures, posts, and videos? It’s probably way more time than you want to admit to (it is for me at least).

Think about all the things you can focus on if you gained an hour or two back in your day? That’s exactly what a Social Media break can do. It can give you time back in your day to try new things, maybe get off your butt and exercise, start a blog! The possibilities are endless – I think it’s fair to say that having a Social Media break can give you the time back in your day to finish a project you’ve always wanted to finish or start a new one.

3. Can Help Your Eyes & Head

I hate getting my weekly screen time report and seeing the hours a week that I spend looking through social, it’s pretty depressing actually. I hope I’m not the only one, I’m actually confident I’m not, who can’t believe the hours that were taken away of my week just simply scrolling. Having a Social Media break can help with the mindless scrolling and staring, which can help your health. Phone screens give off blue light which can have negative effects on eyesight. It is also a leading cause of migraines! Limiting your screen time and time on social media will give your eyes and your head a break.

4. Teaches You To Live In The Moment

I think @influencersinthewild is the ultimate evidence for this point. Seeing the absolutely crazy limits people will go to capture a new picture is at times, hysterical. Because of Social Media, people are always on the look out for the next best picture or video. Whether it be waiting in line to take a picture at a painted wall or not paying attention at a concert or sporting event to get a ‘cool’ picture, people seem to be letting their lives revolve around Social Media. This just means that they are missing out on interactions and moments that you can’t get back.

A Social Media break can help you live in the moment. Put your phone down and start making mental memories! By taking a break from Social Media you allow yourself to pay attention to things other than your phone screen. You may see something new and learn something new. By taking your head out of staring at your screen, you can open your eyes to memories that you can cherish forever. Not worrying about capturing the next most-liked picture on the feed allows you to enjoy the people around you.

5. Can Help Your Self Esteem

Social Media is filled with images and people that appear to be nothing shy of perfect. Fancy restaurants, fancy vacations, luxury cars, perfect models with ‘perfect’ bodies are constant staples on the Instagram Explore Page. Remember FaceTune is a real thing and a lot of people use it daily (Tana Mongeau I’m talking to you!). There’s nothing wrong with face tuning pictures to look your best self – but it is wrong to look at other people’s Instagram Posts and think less of yourself. When looking through Instagram it’s easy to get lost in seeing what you don’t have or what you don’t look like. We live in a world that promotes instant gratification, likes, follows, and bases them all off of looks. Getting lost in the perfectly curated world of photoshopped realities can play games with your mind.

It’s important to remember that you are beautiful, strong, and have everything that could want in life. A social media break can help reset your mind and help you realize that. There’s no need to compare yourself to others. There’s no need to do things others are doing. Focus on yourself and your own well-being. Taking a break from social media can allow you to fall in love with yourself again. Your follower count doesn’t matter. The amount of likes you get doesn’t matter. Who likes your pictures doesn’t matter. You matter. Put yourself first!


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