A Week Without Social Media

I am one week into my social media fast.  It has been an eye-opening experience.  In short, I have been more present in my everyday life.  I feel calmer.  I do not have that feeling of nagging urgency for no reason.  I underestimated the amount of time I was spending on social media, mainly Facebook.

I have spent more time talking to my girls.  I have spent more time talking to my parents on the phone.  I texted my mother a couple of pictures so she could show off her grandbabies.  I took the time to look up articles and topics of my interest instead of spending time reading articles that popped up on my Facebook feed.  I made a couple Valentine’s Day crafts with Isabella (7 years old) and spent a considerable amount of time playing on the floor with the baby.

I found myself reaching for my phone many, many times over the last week.  I’m really glad that I deleted the apps off my phone or I may have mindlessly opened Facebook without even thinking it through.  I never realized how much I do that until there was nothing there to open.  It has become very apparent just how addicted to Facebook I had become.  However, this has not been difficult.  I had all these reasons why it would be so hard to live without social media and so far none of them has been an issue.  I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything.

I’m interested to see how the rest of my 30 days go.  I have begun thinking about starting a home project or reading a new book.  I’ll update again in a week.

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