A while back I wrote about my 'social media free sunday' adventure. The idea was to spend my Sundays, a day that has always been family time around here, and unplug. No facebook, no twitter, and most importantly, no instagram (my real addiction ;) Basically, a "back away from the phone, Christine," kind of day.
How's it going you ask? Well, I wouldn't say that I am consistently practicing 'social media free sundays' more like 'almost social media free sundays' or 'sometimes social media free sundays'.
Because, let's be honest, I cheat.
There are those days where Alice is napping, Mike is golfing, I'm stuck in a car on a road trip or you know there is something just thaaat interesting I need to respond to. Yep, the excuses are easy, but the important thing is I am so much more aware of it now.
I've learned to let go of that feeling that I need to be connected and realize that it's nice to step away (and fun to come back). I've learned that I don't neeeed to have my phone near me at all times, that it's ok to unplug for a bit and hey, it's actually kind of nice. It's nice to be present, no distractions.
So while I'll never be unplugging completely, I'm working to find that balance and you know, talk to the people right in front of me. I highly recommend a good tech break every now and then, it's good for the soul :)
Do any of you attempt to unplug? Any other cheater confessions? ;)