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

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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

Fruits Basket Is Returning!!!

Published November 17, 2018 by Shay Taree

So this week there was another new announcement and it was around the anime Fruits Basket. So check out the video to find out more about this announcement. Plus be sure to comment down below to let me know what you think about this announcement and also feel free to leave suggestions on what you would like to see next.

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Fruits Basket Is Returning!!!

~Shay Taree

First Thoughts On Detective Pikachu Trailer!

Published November 14, 2018 by Shay Taree

So of course after the release of the new Detective Pikachu trailer on Monday I had to talk about it. So check out the video to find out what I think of the trailer and how I think this movie will do overall. Also feel free to comment down below on what you think about the Detective Pikachu movie based on the trailer.

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First Thoughts On Detective Pikachu Trailer!

~Shay Taree

What Is The Most Confusing Anime?

Published November 13, 2018 by Shay Taree

Of course after an anime review I have to return with an anime discussion. This time I decided to talk about confusing anime and talk about a particular anime that I find confusing. So watch the video to find out which anime it is and also comment down below with what anime you find confusing. Also of course feel free to comment any ideas for videos you would like to see on this channel.

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What Is The Most Confusing Anime?

~Shay Taree

Recovery Of An MMO Junkie Anime Review!

Published November 11, 2018 by Shay Taree

So I’m finally back with another anime review and this time as you can tell by the title its on Recovery Of An MMO Junkie. So check out the review to find out what I thought of this show. Plus remember to comment down below on what you thought of this show if you’ve seen if and if you haven’t seen it let me know if you would like to watch this show. Also be sure to comment also what you would like to see next on this channel.

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Recovery Of An MMO Junkie Review

~Shay Taree