Thursday, October 25, 2012

Social media.

I'm just going to be straight up honest with you.

I'm an addict.

To social media that is.

As many others of you might be out there. It's all around us. Our phones are like a computer we can take with us wherever we go. We have the capability of being connected 24/7.

Honestly, this has affected alot of areas in my life.

I have tried many, many times to disconnect but have failed each and EVERY single time.

Last week I deleted my Facebook and Twitter and the apps from my phone. I've done this many times but there was something different about this time. I knew this time that this was it and I was going to do it and I was going to follow through.

I was craving a change, a change that I knew was long past due. I had lost all capability of being able to truly live in the moment. I didn't like the person I was becoming, and if I'm being truly honest with myself, it's the kind of person I'd been for while.

I think what really did it for me and solified my decision was when I was spending time with my 7-year old niece a couple of weekends ago and she directly asked me "Why are you always on your phone?" ......


My heart dropped. I never want her to feel that updating my Facebook status is more important than her or have her wait a moment while I send that tweet. I don't want to put social media above anyone or anything that is important in my life and I realized that's exactly what I was doing.

That one simple question was humbling and caused me to reflect on where my priorities are.

I'm already noticing that my life feels less cluttered, there's not as much noise because I'm not constantly filling my head with people's FB post/statuses or tweets and all things social media.

Who knows, I might have it again sometime. But for right now, I don't see it anywhere in the near future.

I want to control social media, not have social media control me.

Anyone else struggle with this??