In October I was getting so fed up with myself. I was checking Facebook every hour I think, 2 minutes here, 10 minutes there. All day every day, checking in. Then, at night, I would lay in bed and stare at my phone. I would say out loud, “10 more minutes, then I’m sleeping.” And of course. like most of you reading this, an hour or two would pass and I would finally just give a huge exhausted sigh and turn it off and go to sleep. I was missing sleep to flip through my damn phone, ridiculous. Sadder than that, at some point my husband would probably come upstairs and lay in bed next to me and do the same thing! Two humans side by side in bed staring at phones. It’s so gross.
So I was talking to a friend on the phone about how much I felt social media was taking from my life and she agreed. We decided to make a clean break for a month. Total solidarity and beginning immediately. Continue reading