Would you like to know what I’ve realized about myself?  I’m going to tell you, even if you don’t.  I am a social media addict.  I can admit this.  I check my twitter, my email, my facebook, my google reader, you name it, obsessively.  This must stop.  Not now, but like….right now.  I already have “blackout” times on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which are completely dedicated for family, but I think that I need some of that time during the day.  Time that can be devoted to other things.  Or devoted to nothing.  Just time away from the computer.

It’s high time that I gave my other, non computer/internet-related interests some of my attention.  I wonder how much better I would feel if I just took some time every day just to enjoy the quiet during Izzy’s naps, or curl up on the couch with a book while she plays?

So…here we go. Maybe. Definitely. I’ll try.

  • I will not check ANYTHING until after 10am.  Well, the weather, before I go for my morning walk, but that’s not exactly “social media”.
  • “Blackout” time from 12pm-2pm.
  • “Blackout” time from 4:30-6:30.

When I think about all the things that I complain about not doing, that I COULD be doing during this time….it almost makes me angry at myself for wasting so much time online. Ugh.  This may seem a little silly to many of you, but this is SO needed in my life.  I have a feeling that this is going to make a pretty big difference in energy level, disposition, and general level of productivity.  Im excited to move forward with this!

Have you ever felt like you may be a little “addicted” to social media?

4 Comments

  1. I definitely would have to agree with you! I always find myself logging on right after breakfast and checking EVERYTHING! I’ve tried my best to stick to my blackout times but I think your post is my secret motivation because now I know I’m not the only one that was addicted! Lol!

  2. I realized a while ago that I needed to step away. I felt like I was missing out on Pookah time! So I have one rule: no social media while Pookah is awake. I try to devote all of his awake time to him. i allow myself to tweet from my phone sometimes, but I don’t read tweets, go on facebook, blog, read my google reader at all. I occasionally pay bills and check the news, but that’s it. And I do it quickly! So, most of my stuff is done at times like now( he’s having a nap after his breakdown) and when he goes to bed( he does go down by 730 at the latest.)

  3. I can’t say I’m addicted to much of anything internet related ANYMORE lol. I used to be on all the time but in like 2008 I just stopped. I didn’t use the internet for like 3 months and when I finally got back on, I wasn’t interested anymore. So I deleted some social networking sites and never looked back. All I do now is read/write blogs and tweet every so often. I enjoy my free time much more.

Leave a Reply