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Less Blogging. More Living.

Slowly and steadily I am finding a new balance with social media. Less time on phone and more time with my thoughts, books and tv. I have this strongest urge to disconnect lately. Unlike earlier times, when I would go for a week or monthly long detox, today I feel the need to reduce the time I spend with screens all together and not temporarily. 

I have almost started craving the time when the only way someone could get in touch with you was by booking a call in advance at a pre-decided time. An ideal mix for me would be emails which I can reply to whenever I decide, and operator run phone calls. I have been talking to my husband on how (and if!) we can go back to Nokia? It is not a passing thought. I have been marinating in it for a quite a few months. 

For the first time in nine years, I had even considered quitting blogging (the jury is still out on it!) just to cut on my time on social media. So far I have compromised with myself to blog between one to three post, and/or only when my heart desires. Literally, burning my blog calendar to ashes. 

I am happier outdoors. I am happier disconnected. I am happier when I share less. I am also happier when I block all the unnecessary outside noise.

Moving on to the outfit ... Rent The Runway has been my go for all fancy events. I cannot imagine spending a dime on something I will only wear once. Lately, I have been indulging in some weekend wear too. Y'know, why not? :) If you haven't tried it, I would highly recommend it. 

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Dress - via RTR // Same
Shoes - via TJ Maxx // Similar
Bag - Chanel // Loving this!
Earrings - From India // Loving this!


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11 comments

  1. Good for you. We need to find the right balance -- and modern life pushes us too hard toward online activity.

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  2. Rent the Runway is the best! You can just rent it, wear it and then return it. No need for additional closet space!
    xo Jessica
    www.whatsfordinneresq.com

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  3. You look absolutely stunning in blue! And YES to MORE LIVING and LESS social media. xx

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  4. Lovely blue dress. I remember using RTR back in 2010 when it was a much smaller company than it is now. The concept behind it is still so great.

    And I think it's good that you are finding out that you're happier when you're more disconnected from social media/emails and the like. I think you have to find a healthy balance in life. If that means one post a week on the blog and social, then that's what it means. I mean, for me, blogging is something that allows me to express myself and it's something that I enjoy. But if I stopped enjoying it, then I wouldn't see a purpose in continuing either. So if you still enjoy it -- or if you find that doing it less is more joyful, then I think that's what you should do. I would hate if you stopped blogging, but it would be the right call if you simply don't get any joy from doing it any more.

    www.ohtobeamuse.com

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  5. I love this dress! Such a great vibrant color and gorgeous style on you! And I definitely relate to your need to disconnect and move away from social media/technology day after day! It is exhausting trying to keep up with everything going on around us - it's nice to just relax without technology!
    ~Jessica

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  6. Awww Tanvi! Please don't quit. I love your blog! This was me late last year. I felt burnt out and tired, and was suffering from terrible eye strain due to being on my phone constantly. My husband helped me find balance and now most days, I put away my phone at 9:30pm at night, no ifs, ands or buts about it.

    You are so gorgeous, by the way. That cobalt blue is stunning on you. And loving the new hair!!! xoxoxo

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  7. Girl you look gorgeous! And I totally agree about social media/blogging. I'm starting to really find it exhausting and have been loving time away. I just have other things I need to focus on! I go back and forth on sticking with blogging lol

    Alissa
    NaturallyMeBlog.com

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  8. i hear you outside noise and when its just too much. i have cut back on blogging mainly coz of time creating content rather than not marketing them..and also its nice to be away from social media.

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  9. I completely understand your frustration and can completely relate. I've been trying to find a balance lately and haven't found my spark yet to blog like I once did. Keep at it though! I love your posts :)

    Beth || www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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  10. This dress is gorgeous and it looks fantastic on you! I love Rent the Runway!
    Xo
    Jeanie
    www.thefashionlotus.com

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