REFRESHING | a day in seoul w/o social media vlog

every once in a while probably more than I'd like to admit I need to take a break I find myself forgetting to appreciate tiny moments of my day I lose my ability to focus I literally dream about work I toss and turn at night and end up scrolling mindlessly until my eyes hurt so much that I have to close them if I'm being kind to myself I'll not only notice this but I'll do something about it lately the rainy season here in Korea has been keeping me indoors and I feel like that's the perfect opportunity to go back to the good old days before social media to spend the day like I did as a kid at home with so many things to do none of them involving status updates or hashtags no refreshing just refreshing on this particular day I wake up to rain tapping on my window I unroll my yoga mat and set the tone for the entire day after breakfast and a bit of studying I make a sea bang a pot of tea I take my time choosing today's brew but I settle on the morning favorite I respectful with strong black tea and my cup and rain pattern against the window I decide to escape to London well sort of I just started listening to Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman audible was kind enough to support our channel again and I'm always happy to support storytelling audible is one of the largest libraries of audiobooks in the world and right now until July 31st so do this soon Amazon Prime members can get audible for 495 per month for the first three months that's three for the price of one month after that it's only fourteen ninety five you'll have access to audiobooks you can keep forever and listen to again and again along with audible originals which is content exclusive to audible that rain from comedy to journalism to history my dad just stole one of my credits to listen to something about Apollo 11 after I finished the night tiger with audible I wanted another fairy tale-like story and all this grey weather this month led me to the misty London streets born in Neil Gaiman's imagination bonus it's told by Neil Gaiman if you'd like to try audible and curl up with your favorite story and storyteller you can use my URL slash Keri cakes or text Keri cakes to 500 500 I spend the rest of the morning sitting in my rocking chair watching the clouds crawl by while I'm taken away to London below before long though I start to feel the itch to check my phone if something I really needed to know was happening I know I'd get a call or a text for my friends and family so why do I feel this need to constantly fill up these peaceful perfect moments I turn to one of my many half years to catch book Irish arpan on my dull colored pencil get some inspiration some of you Impressionists more tea more Neverwhere more window gazing at this point I'm getting a little stir-crazy so I head off in search of coffee and a place to study I'm the kind of person that feels a day is wasted if I stay at home so taking just an hour to to study in a different environment does mean a world of good on the way home I grab some stamps and I reward myself for studying with good old West Anderson so much of my day is wasted looking at my phone screen when I could have been doing all the things I've wanted to spend time on remember this guitar I bought off a friend I've used it maybe four times since then I say that I haven't had time but I totally have I just choose to spend it in a different way in a non-productive content consuming kind of way I'll tell myself there's always tomorrow I'll start then but we all know how that goes I actually took the time today to put my fingertips through hell and relearn the course I forgot at this point I'm fighting off the voice in my head suggesting an afternoon nap with a cleaning / dance party that turns into a workout that turns into a back now I don't advocate bringing electronic near water but an audiobook and a bath are a match made in heaven chilling in a citrus bubble bath with Neil Gaiman's voice telling me a fabulous story yes please I will take two I end the day hanging out with my best friend who subsequently was forced to join my social media cleanse sorry Kurt will I check Instagram tomorrow yeah I definitely will but will I go into the week feeling like I've been reset completely I think social media does incredible things but the second you realize you're missing things happening right in front of you give yourself a much deserved break you'll be surprised by how much we miss when we're looking at a screen thank you again to audible for sponsoring this video and to get started be sure to use my URL slash Keri cakes or text Keri cakes – 500 500 so if after watching this many of you are thinking that sounds nice I'll do it tomorrow don't be like me in my guitar do it today just start now and try and go for the rest of the day you're worth it you deserve a little refresh

32 thoughts on “REFRESHING | a day in seoul w/o social media vlog

  1. Sometimes I have trouble sitting down and watching a movie (or even a YT video) without getting distracted and checking my phone. I hope that you can try a little 7 minute exercise to check if you're stronger than me 🙂 Anyone else feel like they need a refresh day?

  2. Made it till the end of this video yayyy proud 😀

    p/s: I get easily distracted on everything but your vlogs is exceptional

  3. spending the day without checking my phone is the hardest thing long but i need it i really want to try it out because i like how you spent your day
    such a relaxing video

  4. Claude Debussy YES THANK YOU. I loved this video and all your other ones. The content feels so applicable to what I’m dealing with in life. Thanks again❣️

  5. I'm moving to Seoul in September for work! Skipping the bad weather haha. Your channel is very informative, thank you.

  6. I'm moving to Seoul in September for work! Skipping the bad weather haha. Your channel is very informative, thank you. Will definitely look for more of your content 🙂

  7. Hi Cari, I know that you're getting a loot of comments, but I hope that maybe you (or other subscribers of yours) can help me out! I've been following your channel for a while now and I really love how you inspired me to start digging relaxing and spending some selftime, how I call it. Since I'm working normal 40hours a week, the evenings are not often that free to me but my weekends parttime. I have one or two good friends and one family member, who is really close to me. Sometime ago I kept thinking, why don't I have that many friends and go to spectacular parties but than I realized, actually I don't need it for me to be happy, everything I need is to spend some real good time with myself sometimes, my thoughts and creativity and just explore things on my own, so I can really decide of what I want to do and see and all that stuff. SO now I'm just like starting off and I feel like I need a good book or two, also some audiobooks, that are good partners while driving off into that topic, can you maybe recommend some to me? I'm not into those "Be happy single" things, like I want some that are just focused on spending nice time with yourself, it's a little difficult to explain. Anyways, I'm really happy for any recommendation (and sorry for such a long comment!) Best regards, Julia 🙂

  8. This was so peaceful and beautiful, reminded me what relaxed actually means.. thank you 🙂

  9. This video was so calm and peaceful and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it <3 thank you! You're videos are so wonderfully done and I will always look forward to watching them! Love you! <3

  10. 흔들의자에 앉아서 커피한잔 넓은창 비내리는 오후 침대앉아서 영화보기 너무 부럽부럽 자주자주 올려주세요 한국 이쁘게 찍어주셔서 감사합니다 💕👍🏻

  11. I love how there is always something different with your editing. It's like you never run out of fresh ideas. 👍

  12. “My dad stole one of my Audible credits to listen to a book on Apollo 11” Do all dads do this?? Mine just did hahaha
    Love the voice effect on this!

  13. Hi! I just found your channel and saw your Dream Concert Performance Experiencie video and you mention a "First VIXX Fansign video" that I can't find in this channel or you probably deleted it, sorry I'm just new and wanted to ask about it. Your channel is amazing and all your experiences are so fantastic and the way you talk about it is so chill and calm that I can get excited without shaking lol. Keep working this hard. Fighting!

  14. This video was so inspiring. Today I was thinking about the same thing while looking at my windows, smelling the trees, watching the birds. I love the view I have, but I forget about it every time and then. I took care of my many plants while thinking about the spiral that social media puts you in, and then played with my many cats, hahaha. Then I took a walk in my garden and make some coffee after that. Take care of my hair, nails and skin while listening to music. THEN, I watched your video. Was the perfect grap, for a really calm and gentle day. Was a kind reminder that days like this are a care for oneself, and inspired me to have more days like today. I really like your videos, your constant chill, the day to day life, the exploring. I look at you as a friend that I could easily have (please don't take me like a creep lol).
    Well, thanks for that and for reminding me that talk to me in korean and duolingo exists. My korean have been inproving lots thanks to that, hahaha. I know some sentences in english are strange. I'm not really that fluent, but I hope you understand, and that I can give back the delicate feeling that you gave me with this video.
    Lots of love from Brazil 🙂

  15. Your soothing voice, the rain, books…you're right, we are doing the same things and making the same excuses. Social media is good, but it's becoming a very toxic place. I loved the video, and please make more contents like this! <3

  16. You are genuinely my most favorite YouTuber and this video was fantastic. Thanks for always being there when I need a form of escapism (even if it is social media….you keep me from pointlessly scrolling through IG or any other time waster) 💜

  17. I was suppose to check my facebook while watching this video then you asked at the beginning if you can watch this video without checking social media. Whew, I need to get a hold of myself and do a socmed detox

  18. such an inspiring video! i've been struggling with how much time i spend on social media as well (which is why i actually am here now) and i felt refreshed only by watching you accomplish so many things in one day… oddly enough you gave me such an energy boost! i'm definitely having a detox day tomorrow

  19. This video has the same energy as the opening scene to Kiki’s delivery service where she’s laying in a field listening to her old radio and its So Nice

  20. The frustration when you want to take Cari's advice but your job is literally to manage social media. 😭

    The next Saturday I have that I don't have to work I will definitely take you up on this challenge though! Because when I'm not doing my actual job of managing a company's social media I am working on my own blog and social media platforms. It sometimes feels like I can't escape it if I want to be successful in life. But TBH. I need a freaking break.

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