Being (mostly) away from the online world has been really, really good for my soul. I took a little break after Parker had a depressing report on the status of her hip dysplasia–it happened to coincide with some issues with my computer, which required me to send it in, so there was no better time to “disconnect”.
I realized during this ‘break’ that I spend a LOT of time online in the social media and blog world. My phone has become an appendage. It’s with me everywhere I go. It’s the first thing I look at when I wake up and last thing I look at before I go to bed. There is this compulsive addiction to check it constantly; it’s become the mistress in my relationship. My husband, on many occasions has held himself back from tossing it out the window.
I found time to actually open up my bible and read it. And journal. And memorize scripture. And pray. I’m embarrassed to admit how much time I spend on social media and not in God’s word.
I loved it and hated it at the same time (being disconnected that is). I actually think I’d hate being fully disconnected for an extended period of time. I know there are some people who can’t wait to “power off,” but I’m not one of them. The problem is, I know I need to. Because to be honest, I definitely felt more balanced.
So I’m curious, how much time do you spend on social media? Are you intentional about putting away your computers and phones? Do you feel addicted?