Sunday Scriptures + Social Media Break

I’ve been a bit of a slacker on the blog lately. Actually, I’ve been a bit of a slacker in life in general lately. I’m not exactly sure where all my time has gone. I seem to always be busy, always rushing, always trying to fit just one more thing in my day, but I never really seem to accomplish as much as I would like. When life gets busy, the blog is the first thing to go, but hopefully I will be better at posting more frequently. (Like I haven’t said that a million times already?!?)

Taking a social media break is on my 30 in 30 list and I had planned to take the break in the fall. However, I feel like the time is now. It’s become an unconscious habit to pick up my phone and check my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds. I literally do it without even knowing it. I am addicted and I’ll be the first to admit it. My fingers swipe across my phone and I mindlessly scroll through my “friends'” thoughts, pictures and opinions. I do this so I will be connected, so I will know the latest news and see what’s going on in everyone else’s world. But, while I do this, I’m missing out on my own world! The more time I invest in my superficial social media relationships, the less time I have to invest in my REAL relationships with people I dearly love. I find myself being jealous, bitter and even angry over the things others post. I’ve got to reel in my bad habits and nip them in the bud! So, starting today I will be done with social media for a while. I’m not going to put a number of days on it because I don’t know how long I will need to break my habit. I will continue to write on here and will be posting my new blog entries on Facebook and Twitter, but I will only be doing so through WordPress. So, if you leave me a comment on either of those sites, I won’t see it. I’m not going to lie, I’m a little sad about my break up with social media. I love seeing pictures of everyone’s kids and I love to shop on social media as well, but overall, I’m excited to get rid of the unnecessary distraction!

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These verses always seem to be so fitting for me each week. This is actually last week’s verse, but I’m behind on sharing, so this verse gets to be our focus for two weeks. I’m hoping that by nixing social media from my daily activities it will allow me more time to set my mind on things above!

We are so very excited that this is the last week of off season training for Jacob and he will be home in Kentucky with us for five glorious weeks! This will be the longest the four of us have ever been together and we couldn’t be more excited!

I would love to know your thoughts on social media. Love it? Hate it? Addicted to it like I am? One of my best friends recently told me she thought social media was going to be the downfall of society. I’m thinking she might be right! Hah!

Happy Sunday!

 




Comments

  1. Hey girl, I feel your pain over social media!!! I got off “personally”, almost 4 years ago and then in the last little bit, I’ve gotten back on to showcase my cards, but I find myself staring into the big black hole that is Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, too!! I’ve gone a day without my phone and at first, it’s really hard. Then when I go back to it, it’s tough to know where to begin. I think after your break, you’ll be more refreshed and you’ll love your life more. I don’t follow too many people I know in person, which for me is good; but following little families, or fitness or fashion pages can get really disatisfying very quickly!! I hope you enjoy your break!!! I went without Facebook just recently because I don’t have the app on my phone (on purpose) and I cleared my data on my phone, so to get back on, I had to re log back in and I didn’t want to hassle with it, and I honestly wanted a break!! I just did have to re log back in a day ago or so and I wondered, “what on earth did I miss??” Fb life went on without me and scrolling thru, I didn’t miss a dang blasted thing, lol!! Hahaha!!! Instagram is my downfall!! I LOVE fashion, babies, and all things girly, so that’s what I look at when I’m on there!!! Haha!!! Anyway, now that I’ve written a book, I’ll let you go for now!! Anyway, blessings and I hope you have a good time off from social media!!!! ps I’m usually replying as Priscilla from Pretty Pink Cosmos but I thought I’d use my wordpress blog this time!!

    • Allie Rae says:

      Hi! I’m doing great so far! Although, I will say I do miss seeing pictures of my friends… but I text and request pictures to fill that void! What I miss most is shopping! I buy most of my kid’s clothes online and through social media! My wallet is thanking me for the break:)

  2. I agree, and I join you in this “cleanse”! We will both feel better!

  3. I truly feel technology including social media will be the downfall of society! It causes people to work from home more, takes time away from relationships, and diminishes communication skills. People seem to think it makes life “easier.” I disagree. From what I see, the negatives far outweigh the positives. And I too need a break! Honestly, I would love to get rid of our phones and iPads.

    • Allie Rae says:

      Amen! I even find myself struggling sometimes in face to face interactions because of my lack of use! Especially when I’m mostly with my babies and don’t have lots of adult interactions each day! I’m terrified that my kids won’t be able to carry on conversations because they will be overly dependent on technology!

  4. What a great post! Very timely for me too – I actually just decided on a whim to deactivate my personal Facebook page and I have to say, I’ve adjusted to it a lot faster than I would. I felt like I was spending way too much time mindlessly scrolling through my newsfeed – time that I was missing out on the real world happening around me. I do miss the connections I had with people from my hometown that I’m friends with on Facebook, but it’s nice not to have the drama. At some point, I’ll probably reactivate it, but it’s nice to know I can live without it! As a blogger, it’s hard not to have a personal page to promote my blog, but I’m trying to hold out a little while longer. Good luck!!

  5. Thankyou, this is the little push I have been needing! and it was also good to read I am not the only one that feels those emotions sometimes scrolling through images that I know are mostly posed snapshots of an image portrayed and not real life. I have really been questioning what I gain from these “interactions” that I can justify the time absent from my own family life. I’m joining the challenge!

    • Allie Rae says:

      Hey Hayley! How’s it going so far? I find myself picking up my phone and then realizing I don’t really “need” it for anything! It’s definitely going to be a hard habit to break, but so far, so good!