So, today at 5 p.m. I will begin a week long MEDIA FAST… This means NO facebook. NO instagram. NO Words with friends. NO snapchat. No twitter. NO TV. NO netflix…etc
OH. MY. Goodness.
Part of me feels a slight panic as I prepare for this and part of me feels an overwhelming sense of freedom and lightness.
I’m not going to lie… I LOVE social media. I do. I love all the pictures, the stories, the updates. I love the sense of feeling connected to those I love that are far away and I LOVE snapchatting to my few snap buddies! But other times it all feels like a HUGE BIG time-suck! I can find myself too attached to my iphone and I just need a break. I need to get back to my center. I need to get back to simplification.
As I am preparing to send my first off to college, I feel a sense of urgency to get everything in order.. One month from TODAY! She starts her new chapter in her life! And even though I am so excited for her and all that she is about to embark on, I must be feeling some sort of “out of my control” in life, because this past two weeks I have done a SERIOUS de-clutter, organize of ALL my drawers (kitchen & bathroom) and ALL of my cabinets (kitchen & bathroom)! I even tackled the game-room closet and the laundry room. I think part of me is trying to gain control and my nesting urges are in full swing.
So, to help me connect to the present and to fully be committed to my life and my family and the now, I just want to put this challenge to myself. I just want to disconnect from the busy-ness of social media and enJOY some peace, quiet, and probably some boredom (? ha). I want to freeze time for a week and just BE with my family…. I am not sure they all believe I can do it, haha… I saw my daughter slip a prayer request in the basket at church today that said “pray for my mom on her media fast”… Yes, I will need prayers, I’m sure… but overall I know I will come out of this week feeling more connected to all that is truly dear in my life.
Last year our entire family did a YEAR of detoxing from electronic connections every single Tuesday, You can read about that adventure here.
So for this week I have my book ready to read. I have some Good Carma samples to make. I have some hanging around to do. Wish me luck. If you really need me, text me. If you don’t know my cell number, then wait a week and I’ll catch you then. Oh, the exciting anticipation of it all. Goodbye for now.
I will update this blog after the media fast has ended.