Monday 11 June 2018

the world doesn't fall apart without me

It's no secret I'm a great lover of social media.

From being not-quite-married for a year, with a 6 month old and two kids at school when I first joined Facebook; to being 11 years older, 2 more babies, a house renovator, dog-mum, still married with all it's ups and down, social media and I have an intense love affair.

You've probably been there yourself.

It's so easy to get sucked in on Pinterest, to read about things you dream of doing one day. To repin the words of others as  gesture of support, unknowingly building their mountain while yours slides away in paralysis and fear.

But here's what I realised, just now, five minutes ago.

The world doesn't fall apart without me.

I've spent a grand total of 30 minutes online this morning.

For a Monday morning, that's not much.

I usually dive deep while eating breakfast, scroll conversations between friends, read in jokes that I don't have.

And every single morning I'm left feeling empty, and even more alone.

I mentioned in my June Goals post that I've been scrapbooking and writing. 

Taking those couple of hours away from online has had a deep impact on my days, spurring me on to productivity (although it's also made it abundantly clear that I really need to work on long term goal ideas.)

And nothing broke while I was away.

The world kept turning.

People kept posting stuff.

Perhaps they didn't even notice I was gone.

I certainly didn't notice that I was missing, because I was busy doing other stuff.

This is what's been missing from my days.

The space to breath and think, without the distraction.

If only I'd realised that all the experts were right.

1 comment

  1. I think there's a fine line between being involved enough to feel like you are included and giving too much of your time to online media. You have such a busy life with kids/home/dogs/husbands/building work ... I think you deserve some me time to spend exactly how you wish. If one day that means missing out on some household chore in favour of following something that interests you on line, then it really isn't the end of the world!


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