January 16, 2012

Social Media Detox

Some cute moments I caught on my phone's camera today, including proof that my kids wear clothes... sometimes.

For months now, I've barely sat in front of my computer. I've written blog posts, checked emails, updated twitter, read facebook almost exclusively from my phone. More than just a convenience or an easily dismissed bad habit, after reading this NY Times article on "decision fatigue", I've realized that the constant connectedness has played a role in draining me. In an effort to bolster my internal resources, I deleted (GASP!) my Facebook and Twitter apps. And, I wager that locking my web browser and email client won't be far behind. If you see me looking a little lost and jittery, now you know why. I know it won't be easy at first, but it's for my own good. Please wish me luck! I'll need it.

PS - I'll still be checking email, but primarily on my computer maybe once or twice a day. As much as it pains me to say this, if you want to get in touch with me quickly, send a text message or even (groan!) call me.

1 comment :

  1. Way to go! I recently deleted (permanently) my Facebook account and haven't missed it for a second. I feel like I have one fewer thing hanging over my head all the time. My one foray into Twitter lasted a day or two. Though I'll be sorry not to get as many updates about you and the kids, I do agree (from personal experience) that this is a step in the right direction. -Ashley