My Social Media Sabbatical, Ep.75

I am taking a break from social media!! Social media can be fun and energizing, a place to connect and experience joy and laughter.  At times, my relationship with social media feels draining and forced.  So, I am disconnecting from social media to reconnect with myself and my core values.  From July 1 through August 7, 2022 I will be going off-the-grid from the social media platforms. In this episode I share the WHAT, WHY, WHEN, and HOW about my decision to take a social media sabbatical. I talk about the different ways that we can stay connected! I encourage you to take inventory of the aspects of your life that affect your energy and to evaluate those places where you can make a shift to feel more balanced!

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Show Notes for Episode 75: My Social Media Sabbatical, Ep.75

Episode Timestamp Notes: 

0:00 - Social media can feel like a black hole of time and energy.  This is one reason that I am taking a social media sabbatical!  I am sharing - the what, when, how, and why.

02:08 - Welcome! I believe we are connecting for a really good reason!

03:30 - My social media sabbatical will begin July 1, 2022 through August 7, 2022.  We will be back on social media on August 8, 2022. (8-08!!!)

04:11 - Podcast Episode about my Angel Number 808:  and one of the most fun pieces of my 808 message is the universe propelling me forward into something amazing, opening doors of opportunity!

05:36 - We will be taking a 4-week break between Season 3 and Season 4 of the Empowered By Design Podcast!!  The final episode of Season 3 is scheduled to publish on July 7, 2022 7-7!! Podcast Episode #77 will drop on 7-7!!

06:44 - WHAT:  Our Intentional Pause. We are taking time to pause, reflect, rest.

07:24 - WHEN: Coming back to social media and for the first episode of Season 4 of the podcast on 08-08-22!!

08:04 - Stay connected with us on our email list: download our Dream Design Deliver Signature Formula to help you work to accomplish your goals and dreams with intentional vision. 

08:54 - When relationships are built on trust and meaningful connection, we have the beautiful experience to know that we are still connected in spirit.

10:02 - WHY: Disconnect to Reconnect: Social media can make us feel tired, discouraged, drained.

11:11 - We will be in the office and we will still be working! Stay connected with us on our website, on our email list, by phone, and email!  You can listen again to your favorite podcast episodes and catch up on ones you haven’t listened to yet! 

12:04 - Let’s take a breath, a slight pause and check in with ourselves - body, mind, heart, soul, and spirit.  What would a social media sabbatical be like for you? - What are your emotions, thoughts, body sensations.

12:36 - Podcast referenced: “Off The Grid”, recommended by my friend and colleague, Maggie Landes.

13:06 - My 31-day challenge to post on TikTok every day in the month of May this year - to share educational, inspirational, and fun videos. 

14:16 - I love doing experiments! Hypothesizing: 1) It might be a struggle for me to disconnect from social media.  2: I will have more time and energy.

15:18 - We have used social media in my business, Visionistas By Design, to share inspirational and educational content.

16:32 - It’s out of balance in my life right now. I need more balance, more rest and time for pausing, reflecting, breathing.

17:38 - In most spiritual practices - religious or not - rest and pause to connect with yourself and your spiritual guides is encouraged.

18:59 - WHY: We are taking an Intentional Pause (opposed to and perhaps in response to the fallout from our “Forced Pause” of 2020) for perspective, time, and opportunity to reconnect with ourselves and our loved ones.

21:36 - I enjoy slowing down in the summer months.

23:07 - Stay tuned here for the next few weeks.  Season 3 of the podcast will continue through 7/7/22.

24:02 - Taking Inventory. We have created so much over the past couple of years and we have been discussing our desire to reflect, to reorganize, and to realign with our core values.

26:28 - “We Empower You To Fly”.  We empower ourselves and each other to fly here at Visionistas By Design. Pause, reflect, look back to see where we have been.  Appreciate the moments right now.  What is our vision? Where are we going? Aligning our actions and thoughts with our goals with intentional vision.  We evaluate and celebrate and redesign when change occurs.

28:33 - I invite you take time to reconnect with yourself.  We empower you to fly.  We empower you to rest and embrace the cycle of life.

29:04 - HOW: I want to model our message of taking and making time for yourself, to “walk the walk”.

30:56 - When I told the Visionistas Team members about our social media sabbatical, they were relieved!!

32:22 - HOW: In securely attached relationships, we can trust the connection over time and space.  Rather than an unexpected break (aka: “ghosting you”) I want to be intentional in talking about the plan and informing you of it, as we are in relationship with each other through this podcast.

33:56 - WHY: My goals: to feel more connected and rested; to process this past several months; to prepare for the upcoming months and exciting things ahead!

34:23 - Stay connected with me by getting on my email list: and at: (you can unsubscribe at any time!)


Follow us on social media and check our website for event info and dates! 


FREE RESOURCE: The Self-LOVE Makeover. What is your Self-LOVE Style? 🤍 How do you show yourself love and compassion? 💜 Give yourself some TLC by nurturing yourself - Body, Mind, Heart, Soul, and Spirit - with my FREE Self-LOVE Makeover! 


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