I have a love/hate relationship with my Instagram. It is an amazing platform that has given me an opportunity to promote my blog and make a living while doing so. But because of this, I have to spend hours on outreach. I check it soon as I wake up in the morning, then countless times throughout the day, and before bed.

There comes a point every now and then where I’ve just about sapped all the creativity and efficiency I’ve got. My mind—and oftentimes, my mood—makes it quite clear. But it seems a bit taboo to discuss this cause, after all, I am a social media influencer. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do but being constantly connected can have an inevitable side effect of always thinking of work and not living in the moment.

That is why I decided to take time off my social media while abroad. I wanted fully enjoy my vacation through my eyes (not my iphone) in Thailand and time with family in Malaysia. I gave myself 5-10 minutes to take a few videos and photos for keepsake. But I avoided posting vacation pictures until I got home which also helped me avoid another big social media mistake: over-posting. Waiting lets me think about the top experiences and gives me an opportunity to share things that were meaningful.

Learning to unplug is becoming a lost art in our ever-connected world. But it is so necessary to live our lives fuller because of it.

How do you guys feel about taking a break and how often do you do it?

Santhiya Resort Koh Phangan Thailand
Coconut in hand.. rocking Fauna Couture 

Elephant Ride Thailand
Our Magnificent Elephant 'Ni Phom' 






Our gorgeous room at Santhiya Resort

Pool entry from our room




Santhiya Resort Koh Phangan Thailand
Santhiya Resort Koh Phangan Thailand
Santhiya Resort Koh Phangan Thailand



I have a love/hate relationship with my Instagram. It is an amazing platform that has given me an opportunity to promote my blog and make a living while doing so. But because of this, I have to spend hours on outreach. I check it soon as I wake up in the morning, then countless times throughout the day, and before bed.

There comes a point every now and then where I’ve just about sapped all the creativity and efficiency I’ve got. My mind—and oftentimes, my mood—makes it quite clear. But it seems a bit taboo to discuss this cause, after all, I am a social media influencer. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do but being constantly connected can have an inevitable side effect of always thinking of work and not living in the moment.

That is why I decided to take time off my social media while abroad. I wanted fully enjoy my vacation through my eyes (not my iphone) in Thailand and time with family in Malaysia. I gave myself 5-10 minutes to take a few videos and photos for keepsake. But I avoided posting vacation pictures until I got home which also helped me avoid another big social media mistake: over-posting. Waiting lets me think about the top experiences and gives me an opportunity to share things that were meaningful.

Learning to unplug is becoming a lost art in our ever-connected world. But it is so necessary to live our lives fuller because of it.

How do you guys feel about taking a break and how often do you do it?

Santhiya Resort Koh Phangan Thailand
Coconut in hand.. rocking Fauna Couture 

Elephant Ride Thailand
Our Magnificent Elephant 'Ni Phom' 






Our gorgeous room at Santhiya Resort

Pool entry from our room




Santhiya Resort Koh Phangan Thailand
Santhiya Resort Koh Phangan Thailand
Santhiya Resort Koh Phangan Thailand



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