Five weeks ago yesterday, I logged out of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I used Lent as the ‘time frame’ to do it, even though it was a week or so after Lent started that I logged out.
Here’s a few things I learned:
The world does not revolve around Social Media.
I do not need Social Media to be happy.
My family is far more important than Social Media.
Now, that’s not to say that I don’t enjoy social media or make many wonderful connections through it. But when it begins to consume us and we aren’t experiencing life to the fullest – that’s when it becomes a problem.
While I was logged out, I did lots of things to occupy myself. I played LOTS of games with the fam, did arts and crafts, was outside (weather permitting, it’s been a cold, long winter), WROTE and so so much more.
It’s amazing what happens if you resort back to the days before social media took over your life.
There were a few times, though, when I was highly tempted to log back in and call it quits. My fav TV show is now on on Sunday nights through April 22nd (When Calls the Heart on Hallmark Channel, 9/8c, Sunday nights), and I love making fan art and videos and posting them. Especially because something really big happened this season, my Heartie friends know what I’m referring to. 😉
However, I did not let my guard down and do it, no matter how hard it was not to.
Have you ever taken a Social Media break? How did it go??