Happy Spring Groovy People!
What does Spring mean to you?
How do you welcome Spring into your life?
For me, Spring is about fresh starts, new beginnings, new ideas, and new possibilities. It is a time of rebirth and renewal.
I welcome Spring into my life as my second new year. I use the Spring Equinox to slow down, become still, breathe, and check in with myself while I practice mindful self-care. My Spring check-in gives me time and space to review what’s been happening during the first quarter of the year. During this time, I recommit to myself by setting intentions and planting seeds for the second, third, and fourth quarters of the year.
This year, my Spring season looks and feels different due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Instead of taking a mini Spring break, I find myself spending most of my days at home with limited physical interaction with others (social distancing is the new phrase). I also find myself spending more and more time online connecting with family and friends, using yoga and barre videos to workout, listening to music and podcasts, operating my business, working with and communicating with clients, and watching TV shows, movies, and videos.
At some point, I know I am going to overdose on technology. That’s why I am spending this weekend reviewing and updating my digital wellness plan. I am using the digital wellness plan I created in my book, Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online (available on Amazon) and my Thriving Mindfully Podcast’ Mindful Technology Playlist as resources for mindful reflection and journaling.
Now that we are in the midst of COVID-19, what does your digital life look and feel like?
How much time are you and your loved ones spending online?
Do you feel overwhelmed by technology?
How are you taking care of yourself while you are working and communicating online?
Need mindful technology tips and resources including tips on how to create digital a wellness plan, set time boundaries on email and texting, unplug daily or weekly from your digital devices, and/or start a digital detox?
Check out the Thriving Mindfully Digital Wellness resources below.
My Mindful Technology Journey & Burnout
Learning how to use technology mindfully started when I began my career in digital communications as a knowledge manager for Hamilton Securities Group, Inc. in 1996. My struggles with overdosing on technology increased dramatically when I started using social media, a smartphone, a tablet, and a lap top in my home life, digital communications career in the nonprofit sector, and wellness company. I didn’t have a healthy plan for communicating with family and friends; working with clients; managing my websites and social media; creating and curating blog and video content; hosting and producing podcasts; leading and participating in online communities; listening to music and podcasts; and watching TV shows, movies, and videos.
When I experienced burnout and enlisted the support of my life coach, Yael Flusberg, I started to make changes in the way I use technology. The lessons I learned and the mindful tech self-care practices I discovered laid the foundation for the Thriving Mindfully Podcast’s Mindful Technology playlist below. Check out each episode and see what tips and resources work best for you. Use what you find to create your own digital wellness plan.
Resources for You: Mindful Technology Playlist
The Mindful Technology playlist includes nine podcast episodes that offer meditations and mindful tips on how to create a digital wellness plan, practice self-care with a digital detox and unplugging, and have a healthy relationship with email, social media, and technology. Click on the links below.
- Mindful Technology Playlist
- Episode: Digital Wellness Plan
- Episode: Unplugging
- Episode: Mindful Email Communication
- Episode: Mindful Social Media
Here’s a bonus gift for you. A video of me sharing the Thriving Mindfully Academy’s recipe of weekly themes to inspire and help you practice mindful self-care Sunday through Saturday.
Get your tickets here.
Join me for the Wellness Wednesday Meditation class on March 25th from 7-7:15 AM ET (held every Wednesday until April 29th) via Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/anandaleeke64.
Spring Books for You
Check out my three mindfulness books (available on Amazon): Love’s Troubadours, a yoga-inspired novel; That Which Awakens Me, a mindful creativity memoir; and Digital Sisterhood, a mindful technology memoir. My books make great gifts for yourself and others.
Coaching Support for You
Have you thought about how you want to live your life in 2020 and beyond?
Do you need support in planning out your year?
Looking for accountability?
I’d love to work with you! I love coaching and supporting people just like you who are committed to exploring mindfulness, meditation, and mindful self-care in their lives, careers, and business. My coaching areas include:
- Mindfulness 101
- Mindful Self-Care
- Mindful Creativity
- Mindful at Work
- Mindful Communication
- Mindful Leadership
- Mindful Technology
Interested in exploring how we might work together to manifest your heart’s desires for your life, career, and/or business this year?
Fill out my client intake survey and then let’s set up a free 20-minute consultation call.
Click here to complete the survey. I will follow up with an email once you complete it.
I offer an hourly rate and three-month and six-month packages