Conflict of ‘PINTEREST’: When you have other things to do, but you can’t drag your ass off the computer.
So I’m going to assume that everybody out there has a Pinterest account ? or if not – has at least heard about it at some point in their life?
If the answer is no (?) then maybe I’m not living as much of a sheltered life than I thought I was.
Now me and Pinterest go WAY back to the early days when it was still fairly new and still finding it’s feet, and even though I can’t remember how I actually came across it ? when I did – well all of my ‘normality’ went flying out the window 😂
Now I’m not fucking around when I say all ‘normality’ flew out the window, and anyone out there who’s a serious Pinterester will know exactly what I’m talking about!
I was dedicated (aka:addicted) to Pinterest like my life depended on it, and although in my ‘real life’ I wouldn’t of been labelled as someone with OCD – in my ‘Pinterest life’ I had some, let’s just say, very VERY serious OCD issues when it came to my boards and layouts.
Everything in my Pinterest world had to be kick ass perfect and I’d spend hours and hours arranging/re-arranging my boards and photos like there was no tomorrow.
Basically, and in a nutshell, life didn’t exist around me when I was on Pinterest 😆
I’d been well and truly sucked into the vortex of Pinterest, and with it taking over about 80% of my (life at the time) it was lucky that my husband was OK with it.
Now admittedly there were some nights when dinner may of been a tad late’ish, but hey – at least dinner was still eventually cooked and we didn’t go hungry 😉
This went on for months & months and then one day, out of the blue, the Pinterest rush had gone. I no longer felt the satisfaction after having a big pinning session, and I really didn’t care anymore if my boards, layouts, pins, etc were nicely organised for my followers.
I couldn’t work out why ? or what the hell had happened ? but my Pinterest happiness had flown out the window and the relationship we had was now officially over.
Now up until recently I never bothered with it anymore, and even though my followers remained loyal, and my pins were still getting re-pinned, the Pinterest magic was still missing for me and I really wasn’t interested.
It wasn’t until after the diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos, and the shitty emotional roller-coaster & anxiety that decided to come along with it, that I started to consider re-booting my Pinterest account to try and help keep my mind busy.
Everything I’d tried to distract me (so far) hadn’t been working and the thought of being prescribed pills & potions to help me get through it was an absolute last resort
What did I have to lose with trying Pinterest again?
So with signing back in and looking over everything I’d done in the past, it only took about 5 mins before I’d gone straight back into the Pinterest OCD mentality and started reorganising everything again – which admittedly, and shamefully, took me 9 frign days 😂
BUT > > >
And most importantly of all!
My emotional roller-coaster and shitty anxiety levels became more & more bearable (and controllable) which to me was a hands down win-win-WIN situation!
It’s great to have my Pinterest mojo back, and the commitment to only bringing my followers the best of the best pins for them to share, but this time my ‘Pinterest’ing’ is structured a little differently (healthier) so we’re only eating dinner late now, once in a blue moon 😉
Now the reason why I’m doing a blog post on Pinterest is because for me personally, when I’ve tried everything else, has become a drug free anti-anxiety medication which has, and is, also helping with the emotional roller-coaster that I’m unfortunately stuck on at the mo.
So now I’m going to highly recommend Pinterest to anybody out there who may be struggling day-to-day with depression and/or anxiety, and although it may not really make a difference to you ? it’s definitely worth giving it a go.
Well put it this way – I’m a bit of a ‘toughnut’ to crack so if it’s working for me, there’s a good chance it will work for someone else.
Words of advice > become a “Pinterester” in a healthy way though 🤣😜🤣
Pinterest can definitely be a healthy escape from reality when we need it, regardless of what might be going on in our lives at the time, but be warned – it can also be somewhat frustrating with the little ‘Pinterest annoyances’ such as >>>
It’s now time for me to head back to my Pinterest account to load up some more kick-ass photos (in moderation) for my wonderful followers, but before I go – I’ll finish off with one more Pinterest meme just for shits & giggles ….. Hugs / Peace Out! Essie ❣