Mindful Musings: A Breath of Fresh Air (Online)

Mindful Musings
As you may or may not know, I help curate all the content we share on Rockstar Finance. To find it, I scour hundreds of blogs each week, as well as bookmark things I see people share. In the process, I also come across a lot of thought-provoking articles about intentional living, mindfulness, slowing down, etc. that aren’t always appropriate for Rockstar Finance… but they are a perfect fit here.

I do my best to share this content on Twitter but, if I’m being honest, I’m finding that my anxiety grows every time I log on. Choosing to focus on one thing at a time has been extremely helpful for me this year, in a number of areas of my life. Right now, I’m going to take the focus off feeling like I need to be on social media, and instead put more of my energy back into this blog and our community here.

The first thing I’m going to do is start publishing a short update every Friday, and include links to some of my favourite articles on the topic and/or things that helped me that week. I hope these mindful musings are a breath of fresh air for you, the way they are for me. <3

PS – I took the picture in this post from the top viewpoint on the Murrin Park Loop Trail.

  • Cait, we, your diverse followers, appreciate all you do for us!

    Anything you need to do to ease your anxiety, in a positive manner, go for it , girl. More fresh air in the beautiful and serene surroundings of your new home town, more outdoors time, hiking in the quiet and just breathing in the scents and sounds of nature at its finest. Embrace your alone time outside: It will give you calmness and the opportunity to slow down the racing brain and heart.

    Be kind to yourself, Cait, as kind as you are to so many other people. Smile. Have a lovely Easter weekend.

  • It’s through trial and error that you will find the little things that will give you a small bit of relief. It’s great that you are aware, that for now, Twitter is increasing your anxiety. Time to step back for awhile and try again at another stage. And with all the information that you are getting on anxiety, it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. You will find what works for you. Looking forward to having a look through some of the mindful musings :). Enjoy more of that fresh park air – it looks amazing!!

  • The linked article about slow living being stressful really resonated with me. I am trying to declutter and live a more simple, slow lifestyle but it feels like I have a neverending to-do list to get there. I’m sure it will all be worth it in the end, though.

  • I am currently “unplugged” from facebook and instagram, and whilst I am not missing the anxiety attached to facebook, I am missing instagram a little. The difference is, I use instagram as a tool to keep in touch with my personal interests rather than friends. Facebook is a friend/associate networking tool, that just seems to add stress to my life; but is a good free way to store digital photo albums!
    After two weeks I am happier. I feel like all my thoughts and emotions are directly linked to the people I am spending time with and not through something I’ve read on social media. I have started reading blogs more and emailing friends like good ole fashioned letter writing — and it’s a lot more enjoyable. I’m looking forward to seeing how you get on.

  • Recently a long time co-worker passed away from an illness & another co-worker’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, and I got so much anxiety from seeing all the illness updates & people’s comments on fb (on top of talking to people personally at work about it) plus all the news headlines that fb shares & then everyone sharing even more scary news articles, that I had to get off fb for my own mental health. Do not miss it.

  • Quitting Twitter and Facebook were some of the best things I did last year. I never liked Twitter but felt I had to be on it to be a blogger. Quitting relieved so much pressure!

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