I love Instagram, it’s definitely my favourite social media platform to post on and to interact with others on. Twitter moves so fast and it’s hard to find people who are talking rather than promoting, and Facebook is good for chatting but is a HUGE time sucker for me as I spend a lot of time using it for work purposes, I try not to use it for personal as much as I have done in the past. So Instagram I love, because you get drawn in by a picture and then find out more about the person/ their family by reading their captions.
Of course there are some people who have gorgeous feeds, with a colour theme or set style, and there are others who show their day to day life as it happens. I love both types of feed equally! I think probably 75% of the people I follow are parents, because at this stage in my life, being a mum to two young kids and having them close in age these are my people! I love to see the triumphs and struggles of other mums, get to know more about them and their kids.
I also know exactly how important it is to take a tiny slice (or a bigger one, if you can!) out of your day for yourself, mum or not! It’s something I am vowing to do more of this year, as I almost burnt out giving too much of myself to everyone else and not taking enough time just to be me! So, to help hold myself to this goal of more ‘me time’ I’m going to be starting an Instagram hashtag community called #5MinutesPeace. I’ve also roped my best blogging chum Donna in to help! In an ideal world of course your five minutes will be way longer, but five is a good start! It might be a bubble bath, a cup of hot coffee, even a trip round the supermarket alone! Meditation, shopping trips, an early night with a good book; anything
We’ll take it in turns each fortnight to share four favourite images on our feeds that used #5MinutesPeace to show a sliver of your ‘me time’, and once a month we’ll share out absolute faves on our blogs too with a link back to the poster on Instagram and the blog if the person has one!