This week is National Allotment Week, which coincides perfectly with all this lovely fruit and veg that I received from work colleagues and family! I don’t have a garden or allotment, so I really appreciate home grown food, with the added bonus of it being local and free from plastic packaging.
Cooking is something that I really enjoy and allows me to switch off from everything else. I was intrigued recently to hear about the new feature that tracks time spent on social media and while I haven’t figured out how to use it yet, I would be curious to see just how much time I spend online! A book I discovered recently was Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier. The book suggests that being devoid of social media accounts attributes to a happier and more peaceful life. I definitely spend less time on social media accounts these days, apart from Bookstagram, of course! I do feel that Instagram is a more positive social media platform that enables the craft of a hobby and meeting like-minded people, and now having Bookstagram friends in my real life is a testament to this fact.
@rozannapurcell had a great post about social media last week and encouraged spending time outdoors at the start of the day before immediately checking in online. Roz also spoke about how important it is not to compare your own life to others online, something that is so easy to do. I follow Roz over on my personal account and while I might be biased because she’s Irish, her food and fitness posts really are amazing! Roz was actually in my home village of Glengarriff last week, at the same time as my brother was home from Australia, so I had two reasons to wish I was at home last week!
Have you used the new time feature yet on Instagram and are you conscious of how much time you spend on your phone?