He kinda has a point though. I'm not really one to stick at anything much. Once a long time a go, early in our marriage we thought we would not watch TV for a while. We put that heavy box of a TV in the spare bedroom to help alleviate the temptation, except that when Les was at work some evenings I would lug it out...watch it...and then lug it back. He thought it was funny when I told him what I had been doing.
I'm terrible at sticking to diets and fitness phases...so lasting a whole month with social media was a big deal for me.
I have been an avid Facebooker since 2009...okay an addicted Facebooker. And I have been blogging for a couple of years. But I knew I needed a break. Remember this post. I was starting to actually think in status updates and blog posts. Not good. I could feel my brain matter disintegrating behind my eyes.
Well rather than deactivating my account I thought a complete month off might do the trick. I would get around to doing all those things I had been putting off, pay more attention to the kids, pray and read more of my bible, have a spotless house, start a new hobby or get fit and healthy. Yep...Nah. Turns out if you are a true procrastinator, you will just find other ways to procrastinate.
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I decided I wasn't going to take photos...or even think about doing a blog post for a whole month. I just wanted to BE. So this post is not going to be a post of all the things I did in the month May. I just lived, and had a good time doing it. The end.
But I did spend time reflecting on how much of my life I spend online...and how things have changed.Was this really the way I wanted to live my life? Social media has its pros and cons...but overwhelmingly it is more of a positive than a negative. At this particular time in my life...ie... mostly mummy and part time working, for me, it serves as a way to connect with people. The negative is when this is the only way to connect. And so the word "balance" comes to mind. So I am seeking a more balanced approach to blogging and Facebook. Do I really have to comment on every blog or status update? NO. Do I really need to update my FB status every day? NO. And I will try and browse while the kids are in bed instead of ignoring them....and maybe after I have done the house work. Yeah....I don't think that one will happen.
So...if you are addicted to social media...I highly recommend taking break
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