What would happen if I didn’t document my days through Instagram, Twitter, Vine, Facebook and Blogger?
Well I’m about to find out. I’m giving up social media for Lent. I normally give up something food related, but over the last year or so I have noticed that my habits have become increasingly dependent upon my iPhone. It is always with me, and I check social media more times a day that I should. It has sucked away my extra time, my attention and my energy. It has stunted my ability to have normal conversations with people I love.
So it’s due time to give it up for a season – 40 days to be exact. I’m deleting the apps from my phone later tonight.
I’m weirdly nervous and excited. I hope this will help me unlearn my bad habits – checking my phone at dinner, in the car at stoplights, during commercials, every hour at work when I have a break.
What will I do with all that extra time? How will I start conversations without, "Hey I saw you did 'xyz' on Facebook/Vine/IG. How was it?"? How will I know what my friends are up to?!
Guess I'll have to figure it out the normal way - by spending time with people and engaging in real conversation again. Wish me luck.
See you around April 20th!
PS for some great blog reads in my absence, check out my Daily Reads page!