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Self-Confidence Journey: Time To Limit Facebook!

Published December 10, 2018 by Shay Taree

Happy Monday everyone! I know I usually do a video on Mondays but I was able to record so I’m doing a blog post instead. As many of you know I’m continuing on this self-confidence journey and this time I’m adding on Facebook when it comes to limiting social media.

In some ways I honestly think that Facebook may be harder than Instagram and this is because not only do you scroll but people post articles that get you sucked in. Well I know I get sucked in and end up spending more time on there then I wanted to.

As for my Instagram limit I’ve actually been doing pretty well although one day I did go over the limit by a lot. But this was mostly due to the fact that I had an issue to take care of on there. But on a good note I went down like 15% when it came to my total usage so I’m very happy about that. But overall I’m excited about the progress that I’ve made.

So let’s see what happens this week and I know that I’ll be able to succeed. Also feel free to comment down below on your ideas or thoughts on what I’m doing.

~Shay Taree

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Self-Confidence Journey: New Project!

Published December 6, 2018 by Shay Taree

So I’m continuing my journey to strengthen my self-confidence and this has led me to a new project. As I’m sure many of you know journaling is something that many people suggest to help with anxiousness and to get your feelings out.

I’ve always enjoyed journaling and I decided to try a new journaling exercise that I hope with help some of you. This journal exercise will need you to be very real and true about your feelings.

Pretty much what your going to do is write down the name is a person or people that you’re jealous of, insecure around, or just don’t like. Then write down the reasons why. After writing down the reason come to a conclusion about why you dislike this person or are jealous. Then take it a step further and write down what your fears are regarding this person and what you hope changes.

So far I’ve only done this for one person and it really helped to put my feelings into perspective. Do I all of a sudden feel better about this person, no but it does help to me to see why I feel this way. It also showed me that my issue is not with the person but more so about my feelings about them.

It’s a journaling exercise that I hope to continue and I hope that some of you use this too!

~Shay Taree

Self-Confidence Journey-Meditation & Phone Usage!

Published December 4, 2018 by Shay Taree

So I’m sure that many of you know that last week I was trying my best to only use Instagram for 30 mins a day and surprisingly it is going well. I did noticed that I tend to use my other social media a lot more such as Facebook but I think next week I may put a limit on that as well.

Overall last week I took a good look at my usage and I think I want to try and conquer using my phone less overall. Like I noticed that I tend to pick my phone all the time even when I don’t get a notification. It’s just that I like picking it up. So today I’m going to try and pick it up less.

Plus I’ve actually been trying a new thing this week and that is falling asleep to meditations that work while you sleep. I’ve mostly been listening to self-confidence ones I find on YouTube and they have been pretty cool. They make me very very tired and I kind of feel a difference but I could be wrong so we will see.

I’ve also been trying to journal each night as well to get rid of my feelings that I noticed throughout the day. This is mostly so that I don’t just keep everything inside. But I will get more into that maybe in Thursday’s update since I have a new video releasing tomorrow.

But let’s see how my phone usage goes today!

~Shay Taree

My Self-Confidence Journey: Instagram Detox!

Published December 3, 2018 by Shay Taree

So I recently decided to take a journey into increase my self-confidence and self-esteem. To start I decided to take a look at my usage when it came to social media specifically Instagram. So in the video I discuss that journey and how its been. So check it out!

Remember I come out with new videos every Monday, Wednesday, & Saturday. So be sure that if you’er enjoying my content to subscribe if you haven’t already. Also be sure that if you are subscribe to click the bell icon to turn on post notifications so that you’re notified when a new video is released.

My Self-Confidence Journey: Instagram Detox!

~Shay Taree

Something Interesting Is Happening!

Published November 29, 2018 by Shay Taree

As I’m sure many of you saw my post yesterday I’m trying to use Instagram for only 30 mins each day. Well thankfully yesterday I was pretty successful. I actually didn’t go over my 30 min limit by the time I went to bed at around 10 pm. I also noticed quite a few positives.

I was definitely able to get a lot more things done. I didn’t realize how much time I spent on Instagram until I couldn’t spend anytime on it. When I got home from work I was able to work out, do some laundry, do research for a video idea, and also read a physical book as opposed to an e book. Quite a bit was done since I didn’t spend mindless minutes checking Instagram or getting stuck in the black hole that is stalking people’s pages.

But I did noticed some definite downsides. While I wasn’t using Instagram as much I noticed that the time I spent on my phone though was going up. Since I couldn’t use the entertainment of Instagram I was finding other forms of entertainment on my device. I was using Facebook a lot more (surprisingly), Twitter (which is awesome), and also watching more youtube videos. Usually each day my usage is about 8 hours on my phone. Well yesterday I went up to 10 which was mainly because of youtube.

So it seems my mind is substituting Instagram for different apps to occupy my time. But I have noticed that I’m picking up my phone less and less which is a good thing. So how to counteract the new issues of using other entertaining apps. Well I’m not going to put a limit on them yet but I am going to use today (Thursday) to only use my phone to read my ebook while at work. Plus I’ve been meaning to finish reading it anyway.

So let’s see what happens today and for those of you out there that are trying to see if you can do this I think you can. Trust me!

~Shay Taree

Instagram Detox (Sort Of)

Published November 28, 2018 by Shay Taree

As I’m sure many of you guys saw on Monday I posted a video on my YouTube channel about how you should enjoy your journey. This is because so many of us look at other people’s journey and compare it to our own. This is something that I do all the time and I decided to try and find someway to change that.

I’ve been noticing for a while now that I tend to look at Instagram a lot. It’s definitely one of my favorite apps and I scroll through it at any chance I can get. But I also notice that it has taken a toll on my mental health. It’s caused me to think that I’m not good enough in more ways than just looks but also personality, my relationships, and also my career. I was looking at my friends lives and getting depressed.

Now I know that everyone posts the best part of themselves on social media but still it’s hard not feel certain pressures in your life when you see people doing things that you want to do. Or see them happy and wonder why your life isn’t like that. I also started to look at how many likes I would get on a picture or who was liking my posts. If certain people didn’t like my post then I tended to wonder if they even liked me or did I do something wrong or maybe they just didn’t see it.

What really made things worse was when I realized I would visit people’s pages (mostly friends) who I felt insecure or jealous of and wonder what was so great about them. I would go to their pages when I was feeling bad and then feel even worse after looking at their pictures or videos. It’s a weird thing to do but so many of us when we are feeling down will seek out things that make us feel worse.

So this got me to thinking about how can I change this? How can I stop comparing my life to other people’s life and start instilling the self-confidence that I know that I have. This led me into thinking about what is causing me to be unhappy and why. The bottom line for me was social media and also the things I was telling myself.

Which led me to thinking of doing a Instagram detox. Now not all social media since most of my social media I don’t seem to mind so much. Just Instagram at least that’s what I’m going to start out with for now. So Monday I decided to remove Instagram from the 1st page on my home screen to a folder on a different page. Since if it’s out of sight then I won’t click on it as often. To be honest this kind of helped but after that first day I realized that wasn’t enough.

I know I could have deleted the app completely but let’s be real I wasn’t ready for that and I honestly didn’t want to. I wanted to start small which led me on Tuesday to look in the settings on my phone and I found the screen time section.

On iPhones there is a section that will tell you how long per day you are on your phone. It will even break it down by apps also. The reason for this is to help you not be on your phone so much and it also tells you each week through a notification how long you’re on your phone each day. But when I looked at my screen time it was staggering how much I’m on my phone. Each day I used my phone at least for 9 hours. But a lot of it was my maps app which I use to and from work. Plus YouTube which I also listen to and also reading since I love to read books.

What was worse was Instagram. My Instagram usage per day was at least 1 hour and 30 mins. That was pretty scary for me to look at. So that’s when I decided to put a limit on how long I can go on it per day. I set the limit that day on Tuesday for 30 mins.

So how did I do that day? Well I honestly didn’t do that bad. By the time I got home from work I had 5 mins left of the allotted 30 mins and by the time I got into bed by 10pm I got the alert that my 30mins was up. To be honest I acknowledged the notification I received but asked it to give me 15 more mins. But I felt guilty after doing this and ended up closing the app after about 3 extra mins.

All in all I felt I did well and I plan to continue with the 30 mins today (Wednesday). So far I’ve only used 6 mins of the 30 but I also didn’t check Instagram until I got to work which is good since I usually check it while getting ready for work.

But each day I plan to keep this blog updated with what happens, if I succeed, what I do with my time instead, how this is affecting my mental health, and also what other steps I’m taking on this road to self-confidence.

Feel free to comment down below about anything I’ve just written. Also I plan to also discuss this on my youtube channel.

~Shay Taree

Enjoy Your Journey!

Published November 27, 2018 by Shay Taree

So many of us always tend to look at someone else’s journey in life and compare it to our own. Whether it’s someone’s job, spouse, family, success, looks, or just anything you can think of. I know that I’m definitely guilty of doing this. This is why I decided to post a video about how we each need to enjoy our own individual journeys. None of our journeys are going to be the same because they are all meant to be special and unique. So listen to the video to see what I had to say on this topic.

This video was posted yesterday but I usually post videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. So be sure to subscribe to the channel if you haven’t already. Plus feel free to comment down below anything you would like me to talk about.

Enjoy Your Journey!

~Shay Taree