There are two days in my planning calendar that I work around. The first is Labour Day when we all take time off. And the second is New Years when everybody makes resolutions they intend to break.
As usual, my Facebook feed was full of great news – the trippers showing pics from warmer climes, the resolute in their new power walking clothes scaling Mount Everest, the ads touting the latest and greatest method for helping me achieve my dreams and more smiley faces at parties than I could stand without throwing up.
As an aside, I did read a great article about how using Facebook increased your dissatisfaction with your own life. It seems the cavalcade of great news serves to bring up your day-to-day humdrum existence and you compare all this good news to everyday life. This results in the old “everybody else has it better than me” syndrome.
I solved the problem by not visiting Facebook very often. I don’t want my friends to be jealous of my amazing life.
With my author page, I’m going to focus on funky pictures and interesting links this year. Fun stuff for me to post and I hope readers enjoy them as well. And nope, I’m not posting dead flowers to show you I can kill plants too and make you feel fine.
After all, I have a perfect garden. Don’t you? Really?
Random thought number one: Take Facebook and social media with a massive grain of salt so you can appreciate your own life.