I am a messy soul. Unapologetically. I bite my nails. I like being covered in paint. I can be a hypocrite. I am ok with holding ideas in tension. I’m allowing myself to change my mind. I’m trying to practice gratitude in the wake of realizing I haven’t been very grateful. I am still learning too.
Tomorrow I’ll be posting an article on @medium
about how changing your Instagram feed can change your life. I’ve been trying to be sober since 2015. I’m not claiming alcoholism, I’m not claiming addiction. I just struggle knowing that all of the side effects of alcohol hold me back from reaching my highest potential.
But all my attempts at sobriety have failed. I removed myself from my environment and routines that supported drinking when I left for Costa Rica and yet I’ve still struggled. So I got to thinking: if we are the people that we surround ourselves with, I argue that we are also a sum of our social media feeds.
So I, the lover of cocktail culture, wine tasting notes and Imbibe Magazine, unfollowed all Instagram accounts that share photos of booze or drinking. And I followed a shitton. People either give energy to your highest self or they deplete you, the same applies to social media.
I’m attempting 30 days of sobriety by doing something new this time: changing my digital environment AND my physical environment to support my sobriety. I’m following sobriety accounts like @hipsobriety
, I’m telling everyone so I can be held accountable. Im 4 days in. Interested in reading more about how your social media environment affects your success at changing your life? Stay tuned for my article tomorrow.
for inspiring me to #slayit