I have majorly edited how much time I spend reading the news online. I actually avoid it on TV completely. The reason is this: I find the majority of news negative and often one sided.
This drives my husband nuts.
The thing is the basic truth that newspapers and TV channels are owned by people with money, shareholders, politicans even and these people are clever because they pay people to make money via stories and what sells papers. It’s never as simple as swallowing info that’s in front of you.
I decided that I want the control over what news I choose to filter into my mind and my decision is based on this: I manage anxiety & busy family life without adding to that with problems of the world.
For example Trump makes me so mad, I don’t need that.
Hypocrisy and focus on time wasting rubbish, makes me mad.
Climate crises mean I need to actively find ways to help make a difference.
My husband updates me on stuff that’s really needing immediate recognition- and on Facebook, Instagram and other platforms I use for business I generally tend to see what people are talking about so I’m not completely burying my head in the sand.
But the point is I choose.
I ask if something wastes my time, benefits my mind, builds me up or drags me down. I’m actively participating in what I feed my mind on. It’s made a big difference to my time management and how I feel each day.
In life we have to select what we eat, what we read, what we share & generally what vibe we give off. So I’ve chosen to say if it’s a negative vibe, how is it benefiting me. I choose to not carry it forward.
I choose oils for emotional positivity, food for medicinal benefit to my body, yoga & meditation for mind, body & health benefits, and now I choose what does and doesn’t go into my mind via news for the same reasons. I teach classes on positivity and positive ways to be toxin free- A lot of news I consider to be toxic.
Free your mind I say…… Choose.
For a while I wasn’t using my Instagram for “business” or my aromatherapy, because I wasn’t sure I needed it. I know, I know, I’m late to the party considering so many people have successful brands on there etc. But I just wasn’t convinced I needed it.
Then when I took more time to think about it, it’s more popular with people than FB these days and personally, I prefer visual images hands down. I enjoy it.
So I decided to take a 5 day Insta challenge with Danny & Liz from the VIP Life and had my eyes opened how to run it efficiently. In just a few days I made small tweaks to what I had already, perked it up, followed their lead and the response has been amazing! So bloody simple when you know what to do…. or are shown clearly how to from someone who’s done it before and researched it for you!
Dan & Liz are running an Instagram Mastermind to show you more in depth training and I seriously recommend any small business jumping on board. Their knowledge of the platform is exceptional, from their own experiences and all the tips they give have each made a massive difference.
Even adapting a tiny element like what # I use made an immediate difference. Pretty impressive.
Not only does it look prettier (yes I want nature / plants on my wall, it has benefits linked to my products!) but I am so much clearer on what content I am putting out there and focusing on who I’m reaching out to.
Now for getting on with the rest of my content, website and all the other things I have in my head.
PS would love to hear your feedback…. 🙏 or questions.
Have a good day!
Last Thursday I joined MJ from Core Pilates With MJ in a Pop Up event:
Wellbeing at the Whitehouse in Rye, a mindful movement workshop, including essential oils and delicious food from Rosie and….. the odd cocktail!
Such a beautiful venue!
Along with us Katie McNee from Katie Can Yoga, plus my lovely friend Jess Godden from The Vegan Beauty Room salon who works alongside me in our own Toxin Free & Wellness workshops.
First up was MJ with a workout pilates session for the sixteen attendees, then Katie with a chill out yoga session using our doTERRA Balance blend essential oil to help ground & relax everyone. Jess & I then shared a brief introduction to doTERRA essential oils before sharing how to make a bespoke oil blend.
When everyone had taken in these delights we progressed onto beautiful food from Rosie at the Whitehouse – enhanced with some of our food grade oils: Beetroot salad with a hint of Wild Orange oil, Salmon with a hint Lime oil and the most delicious Peppermint oil flavoured vegan desert treats were among the beautiful array of food, I think these were my favourites!
Such a pleasure to share these gifts of the earth and support these local businesses, I came away that evening so feeling blessed to share many life enhancing tools with everyone! And these ladies MJ & Katie- go check them out as I promise you they will make you feel great…..
Thoughts and prayers with the survivors and families in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. 🙏🏼💙😥 One of the worst cyclones in many years, yet not reported as priority in BBC news until after all the rubbish UK news.
I find Brexit irritating. Don’t worry I’m not going all political on you but thank goodness for a timely 400 year old resurfacing law…….. I sometimes refuse to watch tv or news too often as I believe we are fed news mainly by parties that have their vested interests and their pockets a primary interest.
🗞🤓 Do you filter your news feed?
I think it’s a hugely important issue, to decide what & whose opinions you allow to filter through to your mind regularly.
I like to feel in control of my immediate surroundings to some extent and prefer to keep informed by radio news occasionally. Once in a blue moon I’ll look up the news but I think the negativity and control we give to particular UK news writers is out of balance. It distracts from real world issues we should be educated on.
Yes I mainly mean climate change 🌎🌱🌿✨✨✨ My husband regularly tells me news articles from Europe that he likes to read and it’s surprising & concerning how climate issues are not reported on very much in the UK mainstream news. Like last years 30% crop failures in Europe for starters.
We are conveniently distracted. I think it’s up to us to praise and follow Greta Thunberg and inspiring children’s examples. Unlearning what society wants us to do and thinking for ourselves doesn’t sound a bad thing to me.
Light workers unite. ✨
Conscious beings connect. ✨
Focus on the good as far as possible, when you see something broken try help fixing it.
Be the change you wish to see. ✨
Small acts all count. ✨
#news #prayers #climatechange #showlove #world #peace #sustainableliving #conscience #raiseyourvibration #consciousliving #bethechange
This time last year it was freezing…… actual snow and ice. Yet Monday morning I had a yoga class, outside in beautiful sunshine! I actually had to take my cardi off to keep cool and went slightly pink as I’m pale skinned! Who knew we needed sunscreen in February in the UK.
It’s not quite right though is it? Clearly the seasons being quite so altered is a signpost that really we should be taking notice of! Newspapers report record breaking temperatures but regards this being a not so positive eco note….. nothing changes…. No red alert, no sudden cry of Quick- petrol cars must be stopped, the damage has been so great, our planet has spoken.
I’m curious what it takes….. Lightening killing off Donald Trump? Earthquakes that swallow Big Ben and politicians….. Maybe divine intervention will happen or is it the irony that the universe will find ways to destroy those creating irreversible damage. I saw a post on a new fungus developed to eat plastic…. though talk about taking a tangent to avoid the actual production of something that lasts 250-500 years and releases toxins in the process….
I like to read articles on positive stuff but burying your head in the sand is not exactly what I’m talking about…..
In the meantime, I’m sharing on FB stuff on teaching my children positive things- i.e. avoiding YouTube because weirdo scary shit pops up on there, at least I can say I’ve controlled something! Anyone else trying to keep positive with their family?!
I notice even the veg delivery box (Riverford) newsletter has a touch of sarcasm about how depressing Brexit is for the UK economy each week.
Right now I’m going to go right off now to take several deep breaths of 2 oils- Wild Orange & Peppermint in case you wanted to know, 1 drop of each in the palms of my hands & rubbed together- which will help me open my airways to release some tension in my neck/chest. Nothing like taking a moment to pause, decide to reset my thinking & start afresh, without negativity creeping in. I like to do this several times when my own thinking takes a downwards spiral.
Then I’ll eat salad for lunch, consciously avoiding meat because the farming of that is damaging the environment & no one wants to talk about that either.