Yesterday was Valentines Day. The day filled with roses, chocolate, jewelry, romance and all those things that can make a single girl want to gag herself with a spoon. Just kidding, I have no ill will towards all the love birds out there. Congrats to you all! I’m choosing to be happily single because I feel like it’s the best thing for my life right now. That’s another post for another day though!
I did get some sweet treats and gifts and several happy valentines’ day wishes from friends and family. I’ve already indulged in the Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts (my favorite)! The best gift I received is one I decided to give to myself.
I’m have been clearing out clutter in my house recently. Today I realized I need to un-clutter other areas in my life too. On that note, I’m going to start paying less attention to the rude, unkind and condescending people I seem to keep coming across. I’m going to distance myself from places where drama and cattiness seems to continually occur. I am going to stop obsessing when someone is mad at me or doesn’t like me. I am going to seek harmony instead of getting caught up in the drama. I don’t like drama, I don’t do drama, but it keeps finding me!
I realized yesterday that Facebook is cluttering up my life. I do appreciate the opportunities Facebook has given to me and the people it has allowed me to connect and re-connect with. I am just tired of some of the drama. I am tired of feeling like I have to be available and connected 24/7. 75% of my business networking, marketing and communication with team members & clients take place on Facebook, so I can’t completely quit Facebook.
There are times I get tired of being a nice person. There are times when I want to vent and rant and complain. There are times (though not too often) when I do just that on Facebook. There are times I regret doing that too. I wear my heart on my sleeve and sometimes it drips all over the place.
It’s good to be open, caring and to desire to help others. It’s not good when you let others take advantage of you or let their opinions affect how you feel about yourself. It’s also not good when you get too wrapped up in everything going on with everyone everywhere that you end up getting disconnected from your own “real life”.
My gift to myself this Valentines’ Day is to continue to simplify my life, to live in harmony and to pursue all the opportunities I can to improve myself! If you are feeling over-cluttered and over-connected, then consider unplugging yourself too!
(P.S. Don’t worry I’ll still be blogging and I very much appreciate you all connecting with & supporting me here on CEO of Me, Inc.com!)