Friday, May 23, 2014

Let's Take a Break!!

"Every life experience we have, makes us who we are today."


So I have been doing a LOT of thinking the past few months about how much time I spend on social media...I think we all do that right?? I mean I see posts and comments on Facebook all the time about this very subject.

One of my favorite artists is Melody Ross from Brave Girl's Club...a few years ago she took a complete break from Facebook...sharing with us how she checked her phone every few minutes to see if anybody had commented on her posts...she said she was so caught up in seeing what everyone else was doing she forgot to live her own life...have her own experiences, make her own memories.

Beautiful flowers from a walk I took with my son last summer.
That's how I have been feeling lately...constantly looking at my phone...checking Facebook, Instagram, Timehop, etc. I find myself looking down at my phone instead of up at the world around me.

I want that to stop.

I heart rock I discovered on our farm a few years ago.

So the past week I have devised a plan for summer...one that doesn't give up social media completely. I mean I do enjoy keeping in touch with my friends and family on Facebook and taking Instagram photos is one of my favorite things to do! (And seeing YOURS)
One of my early Brave Art pieces


So here is what I have come up with...

Facebook will be taken off my phone...period. If it's not on there I can't keep checking it, right??

I am limiting myself to ONE HOUR a day on ALL social media. I plan on checking Facebook, posting in our Mind.Body.Soul. group, catching up with friends and my other groups first thing in the morning.

I may check again before bed...in case I have any messages...but only if I haven't used up my full hour that day.

I know myself...this is gonna be hard. As silly as that sounds...I know it will. Facebook is a great time waster:)
My Brave Art 


But instead of wasting time...here are my SUMMER PLANS:)

*spend time outside
*lots of walks
*CREATE
*ICAD Challenge
*Summer of Color Challenge
*BLOG
*get ready for my Art Retreat in October
*read a good book
*make so many amazing memories!!!

I would LOVE for you to join me on this Social Media Break!! It begins this Monday, May 26th and runs through Monday August 25th.

If you would like to join me let me know!! We can support one another!!:)

3 comments:

  1. I agree with you Leslie. Social media can be a huge time waster! I find myself getting so interested in what other people are doing that I don't get anything done for myself. I don't know about one hour a day but I'm definitely going to cut down on the hours I spend on my computer, phone and iPad. Time to get back to "real life". Take care!

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  2. oh YES IM IN .I check my phone way too often and I have neglected my blog !! Gah ..facebook especially is my time waster ...... I would like to blog more about the crafty things im making so If I don't waste time on social media than I will have more time to well create lol and spend time doing more fun things.I have contemplated deleting facebook all together ?

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    1. Jean...i think even cutting down is good:) And Lisa...YES...we need to create and share MORE!! There needs to be a healthy balance...I enjoy FB and admin my group so I don't want to delete...but cut way back:) I enjoy several art group on FB and I don't want to give them up:) Glad you are on board!!!

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