Change is as good as a holiday

in The LIFESTYLE LOUNGE2 months ago (edited)

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"Change is as good as a holiday - or so they say. I suppose for the most part, I agree with that statement – especially when things in a person’s life have become dull or stagnant… but change can also be scary and overwhelming in certain circumstances – something which I think every single one of us has been faced with over this last year. I mean Covid has literally changed everything for all of us! Yes, sure – there is still plenty positive around, but I do have to say that I have noticed that there are a lot more people voicing and expressing their struggle to cope with things in general – be it physical or mundane day to day activities or emotional and mental stability… whichever, there seems to be a rise.

Personally, I have also gone through quite a whirlwind of late too so I am not in any way removed from the above statement. I have taken time out for me – and quite a bit of it too. Some people may have thought I had fallen off the face of the earth as I have literally been completely absent on ALL social media platforms, discord etc. but I simply put my focus where I realised it needed to be and exercised enormous patience with myself as I navigated (and continue to)my way through each day.

Removing all the “clutter” and “noise” in my every day has allowed me plenty of time for contemplation. Admittedly, I tossed around the idea of walking away from everything “online” permanently, but soon realised that this would be a permanent decision based around a temporary situation – so, I decided against it and made the call to just do things at a pace which I am comfortable with.

One of those things is the Lifestyle Lounge Community. I stepped back onto the discord server a little earlier today for the first time in almost two months and honestly, it felt good to say “HI” in the general room, be it quiet at the time. I have given some thought to getting back into the swing of things in that space and today I decided that the time for thinking about it has run it’s course and the time for “doing” has arrived… and I am looking forward to whatever that may bring my way – only… this time, I am going to do things a little differently… This time, I am simply sliding on my rose tinted glasses – wear a smile and move forward with a positive mindset completely ignoring any and all negativity and toxicity which may attempt to make it’s way anywhere near me. I simply wont entertain it anymore, not in any way, shape or form. Rainbows and roses moving forward and anybody who has an issue with that, can tell someone else… I am not interested – because “those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter” – simple as that!

So, speaking of change – I have made some minor edits to the kind of content which is welcomed on the Lifestyle Lounge community feed. One such change is probably going to rub some people the wrong way, but fortunately – that has nothing to do with me. I have decided that “single snap photos” are now welcomed on our community feed – it IS a lifestyle feed after all! People are under enough pressure in the world now as it is and perhaps they don’t have the emotional or mental capacity to write a 500 word post every time they want to share something with their followers and the Hive community in general. The ONLY request I made is that there are at least 100 words attached to the snap shot shared which relatively pertain to the snap and/or the thoughts and moment surrounding it – I think that is fair enough… I mean, let’s be honest… there is worse crud floating down the “new” feed and besides, voting content is the voters personal decision – nobody is forced to vote anything and to my mind, that is about as complicated as it gets. I have updated the content details on the community home page as well as in the discord server – so feel free to take a squizz there.

I think this is a change that IS as good as a holiday – and something which MANY people will probably be thrilled to make use of – well, I hope so anyway – and if not, that’s fine too! So, on that note… Happy Sunday peeps! Make it a good one! xxx

❤❤❤

Until next time...
Much Love from Cape Town, South Africa xxx
Jaynielea

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This is one of the few posts I have bookmarked here. Sometimes when life gets 'dark' for me, I scroll through my bookmarks to remind myself of things I'm already aware of but my mind keeps me from it, eh, anyways... Have a nice Holiday and thanks for the reminder :)

I really appreciate you sharing that! Happy to be one of your positive reminders :)

It is always beautiful to read you and feel the positive through your wise and inspiring words. I am totally in tune with everything you express. Toxicity and negativity from whomever, is the last thing we need in these hard times we are living.

You are wise, prudent, courageous, one-sided and that is what I admire and appreciate most about you. I had moved away from the community for various reasons unrelated to the community itself (internet, eléctrico problems), but I always have a special appreciation for it and I maintain the opinion that it is one of the best in this environment because it is full of warmth and love.

Thank you for these words, for me, changes are always good depending on our attitude. We have to do good, be grateful that we are here (many are no longer here) and be happy on the way... I appreciate you very much, beautiful @jaynie and I am happy to read you. Soon I start posting again from this beautiful community. A giant hug!

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Oh what a beautiful comment! Thank you beautiful lady! I hope you manage to get more stable internet soon so we can see you every day in discord! <3 I hope you are well and taking care of yourself!


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"A picture is worth a thousand words" but seriously, who has that much time on his/her hands these days? I for one appreciate the new, relaxed rule. Thank you!🔆

So true @ninahaskin - things are just NOT what they used to be and if we are to move forward we need to be more adaptable! Glad you appreciate it.

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You've gotta take care of yourself first! If you're not taking care of yourself, you can't take care of others, either. Do what you need to do; you'll be all the better for it.

Nailed it! :)

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To support your work, I also upvoted your post!

Appreciate the move Jaynie dear... I am sure a lot of Hivers will be thrilled. Glad you are back. Have a great week ahead!

I hope so :) And thanks for the positive feedback xxx

:-)) Cheers!

A healthy attitude so as not to go crazy with circumstances that do not depend on you. I am in the process of understanding that there are things that depend on me, things that depend on others and things that depend on God and we should not waste energy on what does not depend on us.

Greetings honey.

A healthy attitude so as not to go crazy with circumstances that do not depend on you.

Well said!!!!

I'm so happy that you are fine, even though I knew you would be. It is good to see you back and I hope you will be able to step back when you need to.

It hasn't been the same without you, but, it wouldn't have been the same with you here as you were.

I'm not going to keep going on and I, just know I missed you. ❤️

It is good to see you back and I hope you will be able to step back when you need to.

Thank you love! and yes, I think this time I managed to get my ducks in a row properly for future prioritization lol.

It hasn't been the same without you, but, it wouldn't have been the same with you here as you were.

I felt so terrible initially for being away, but I also came to realise precisely what you just stated - and once I accepted that, I was able to focus on what I needed to so that I COULD come back xxx

Missed you too my friend <3

Lots of Love!