Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Social Media Mini Break

I plan to take a short two-day pause from social media on Thursday, February 12th and Friday, February 13th. I vow to stay off of Facebook, this blog and my biggest addiction Pinterest. (I have 2,600 pins!) Concerning this blog, I will not be writing, editing, posting, replying to comments, checking stats nor reading the blogs on my blog roll. And by "Facebook" I mean my personal account as I do often post on my employer's page for work and should continue to do so.

These things are designed to make one want to keep checking in and I am no exception. I want to thoroughly enjoy life beyond these phone apps and web browser bookmarks. I predict that this will be refreshing. They are wonderful but they truly waste a lot of time. I could be more productive without spending so much time on these distractions. Perhaps I'll use the "extra" time to give myself an at-home manicure... I realize that this is not a long break. Having only 23 Facebook friends instead of hundreds like everyone else it seems and limiting the number of blogs on my blogroll, I simply don't need it to be. I just require a brief time away.

After this little "shut down and restart" of mine, I may start limiting my time on Facebook and Pinterest consistently. I'm not sure yet ...not even sure how I would want to do that. I may set a timer and when the timer goes off, I automatically exit the application. Or maybe designating a couple of times a day for those things might be less restrictive...

I love this idea for entertaining.

I would rather look up from my phone and "live life the real way."

This post will publish on Tuesday, so I will have two full days prior to my mini break to respond to comments. See you guys on Saturday! Definitely come back on Sunday for a simple pleasure.


  1. Yes, way to go! It's always a good idea to be balanced. I'm mostly deeply reading a book, cooking a storm or just way over the top of something. See you on Sunday!

    1. Thanks! I am happy to know that my dear readers understand!