Today’s episode came about after I read an interesting post on social media by Abi Rowley, where she shared how, and why, she was disconnecting from Instagram for the month of August.
After almost a decade of working in the corporate world, Abi decided enough was enough. She no longer wanted her life to be in the hands of someone else, deciding what she could work on, where she had to work from and how much money she could earn. She wanted freedom and fulfillment, and to live life on her own terms.
Now she uses her results-focused approach, analytical thinking, and collaborative nature to help others do the same.
In today’s episode, we discuss:
– Abi’s story and how she became an OBM.
– How Instagram has been making her feel, and why she decided to take a step away from it.
– Authenticity and feeling bored with her content.
– How Instagram became a drain on her energy, with the bad clouding the good.
– And how working online has made her feel out of touch with reality.
We also dive into what Abi planned on doing instead for the month of August, the fear of taking a temporary step back from social media platforms, and what Abi would change about Instagram if she could.
We end the conversation with Abi sharing any advice for people who may feel they can relate, are feeling the pressure, and are planning on disconnecting from Instagram.
This was such an honest conversation, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!
Cassie is an ex-social media strategist turned certified digital wellbeing consultant, coach and speaker. She’s on a mission to help individuals and organizations navigate the digital landscape, improve your overall wellbeing, and equip you with the tools necessary to thrive in a tech-driven future.