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?