As I sit on the couch this Sunday afternoon thinking about today’s experiences at Oasis, I find myself checking all of my social media outlets. Truthfully, just habitually doing it. I really didn’t even want to. As soon as my brain is not paying attention, it seems I go straight to FB or Pinterest. Don’t get me wrong, I love reading my friends’ blog posts and looking for recipes on Pinterest! I think it is a great way to connect and do research. However, all those things usually require a purpose. When I sit down to just waste some time, I end up wasting a lot of time. Time I could be connecting with people living in my own home or time I could be taking care of my own home. Seems we forget we have a life once sucked in to the social media pipeline. Another thing I think it does, is constantly make us compare. All of a sudden after browsing through Pinterest, I want to change every paint color in my house. I also feel the need to try some crazy DYI project so I can be as cool as the 1000s of other women who do DYI projects. Are DYI projects great? Yes! Is redecorating great? Yes! Is wishing I could change tons of things about my life great? No. Especially when it makes me feel like I will never live up to other women who live in social media land.
Maybe it is just me, but I also feel drained if I look at social media more than 5 to 10 minutes. I truthfully think it overstimulates us. We think about what we need to change, who we need to be more like, where we should go on vacation, how to do clean the floor better and then… Whew, all that thinking about all of that stuff leaves us too tired to do any of it.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Social Media and the opportunity it gives me to connect with you. I am just praying that God will give me more wisdom in how to use my time more effectively and it be more enjoyable. Wouldn’t it be great if my go to was my Bible or a book instead of my Instagram??
As soon as I post this, I think I shall go see if my little guy wants to go see a movie with his mom! 😉