I'm doing a little experiment. I deleted my Instagram app from my phone and I changed my Facebook password, making it so complicated I can't remember it.
I have a love/hate relationship with IG and FB. Love keeping up with people, hate the addictive nature of it all. I just know I need a break.
The way the content of Instagram and Facebook is presented is so short and easy to consume it requires almost no attention span. It's training my brain to have no patience or discipline.
I'd so much rather blog with the time I have to be on the computer. I want to produce more and consume less. I feel so much healthier when I'm doing that. And if I need to connect, I can have a friend over or call or send an e-mail or text.
Lately the phrase be a woman of action has been running through my head. I want to print out those photos and put them in an album, paint that room, write the note, try the recipe, have those friends over to eat. I'm trying to throw off unnecessary distractions and do more.
Taking a break from Insta and FB is just one step in the right direction, I think. Less pulling of my mind. It's minutes upon minutes of my life back.
On a sort of related note...here are some pictures of the baby bird my kids tortured all yesterday morning. We found it on our back porch. I was more inclined to grab my real camera since I had no Insta. It's amazing the photography skills I've lost since I've had an iPhone.
Poor bird. I promise I intervened and made them put it down.
One of my best friend's husbands wrote this great article Why I Stopped Using Facebook
A while back I read Hamlet's Blackberry. I really liked it.
This book looks interesting Alone Together
After listening to this podcast on Life in Grace I was inspired to pick up Les Mis and give it another try. I'm a few chapters in.