Mini DeLites: BREAK’S OVER

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Hello hello! Happy Monday. Absolutely exhausted which is weird because Sunday was very relaxing…but then Monday hits you like a ton of concrete bricks, you know the drill.

Mondays for me are so full speed it’s like running on a Treadmill 105 mph. I’m working on this because running on a Treadmill that fast is just too overwhelming. Slow & steady needs to be my speed on Mondays. It’s just better.

Sunday was the hot minute I’ve been waiting for: a day break from social media.

Yes, that’s right folks. I didn’t blog, didn’t post an Instagram, not even a measly Tweet.

Sure, I Snapchat-ed twice ( 3 times? ) but if you know me, you know this is NOTHING. Typically I Snap like 50 times a day.

…& what a fucking rarity for me to take a BREAK from social media. WOW.

Seriously though, it felt weird.

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Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve taken a solid social media DAY break in 6 years. Like a full day. Bizarre-o-land.

But it was also nice…

Real nice because I had the opportunity to read, lounge, spend time with family, & read some more.

Honestly having a day like this is a mental break, kind of wellness day, no?

Funny how I’m the one to mention the importance of taking a day break from the Internet, a few months ago I could barely disconnect for 10 minutes.

Really though, a sort of re-fuel is necessary. It makes me more sane. I’m a work in progress & this is something in progress: learning to disconnect.

There’s something calming about disconnecting, isn’t there?

Actually I think it makes me a better blogger ( person? ) to completely shut it off for a day. Therapeutic in every way possible. Especially to just read without looking at a bright screen. Real books. I just love the smell of real books.

What else?

Oh, I finally watched The Devil Wears Prada. Am I late to the party or WHAT? It was good, a little surface, but good. THAT’S ALL.

( DON’T you DIE—EEEEE how she says that in the movie? When Anne Hathaway brings Meryl coffee & the pre-released, unattainable version of Harry Potter & she deadpans: “that’s all.” IT KILLED ME. Now, every time Michael brings me a nightly cup of tea I obviously say, “THAT’S ALL.” Today he filled my tank with gas & I looked him straight in the eye, expressionless, & uttered: “THAT’S ALL” ).

Ok, ok, so does anyone else like a day away from social media? How do you get away from everything? Do you put your phone on silent? Turn it off? NEED TIPS ON THIS IF YOU CAN’T TELL.

OK, 11:52 PM. Signing off for the day. My CALM tea is really kicking in so it’s time to sign off BECAUSE I’m falling asleep on the keyboard.

That’s all, lauryn x

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30 Replies to “Mini DeLites: BREAK’S OVER”

  1. I completely agree! I sometimes take a day off from social media, in fact I took all weekend off. I just kept my phone inside and spent time outside and left it at home when we took a walk! It was hard, but I just needed a break! Yesterday, I was so busy I did it unintentionally lol…And I just wanted to say I totally love y’alls podcast!
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  2. Another option for brussel sprouts: Roast them @ 400 degrees for about 12-15 minutes with just a sprinkle of salt & pepper…once they come out of the oven, splash them with red wine vinegar & raw local honey! Omg to die for!!

  3. AH the struggle is real when it comes to committing to having a day off the social media/blog/snapchat….but you’re right it’s definitely needed from time to time. For me if I’m feeling like a need a few hours even away from it all, I’ll just turn my phone on airplane mode…is that weird? haha At least for like the morning or afternoon or majority of the day and then get back on when I feel “socially cleansed” hahah it works though!

    PS. Love when they fill up the gas for us…like why would we need anything else? We do it all anyway, right?

    Have a great week pretty lady! Love keeping up with you and Michael…&& hopefully THAT’S not weird lol you guys remind me of my boyfriend and I so much it’s hilarious.


    1. Hi Ash, NO it’s not weird AT ALL. I feel like there are just some things in relationships that everyone can relate to ( like stuffing watermelon jerky down your man’s throat… yes? maybe? LOL! ). Airplane mode is a good idea. One question though, when you turn it back on, do the flood of texts, emails, & notifications give you a giant rush of stress? LMK!
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  4. On Sunday, I kind of unintentionally took a social media/computer break. I was feeling really uninspired and not motivated so I turned on House of Cards and binge watched and kind of did a hard reset on my brain. It worked. I’m feeling way better this week and kind of ready to take on the world.

    It’s so important to take a look at yourself and realize when things aren’t really working and to make some changes. <3

  5. I loved this little catch up post! I’m so glad you got a much-needed break on Sunday, you deserve it!
    It KILLS me when she says “that’s all” I die every time hahaha

  6. I use an app called Forest which lets me grow a virtual tree for every 25 minutes that I’m off my phone. It’s been working great for when I need to study as 25 minutes is long enough for someone with such short attention span like me. this app still allows you to answer phone calls and doesn’t kill your tree if you do.