Cutting Out Technology


Lately, I’ve been feeling suffocated. What do I mean by that? I feel under constant pressure to keep up with people’s lives on social media. In the morning, the first thing I want to do is check my email, Facebook messages/notifications, and Instagram. Why? I honestly can’t answer that. Yesterday, I felt so suffocated by the pressure to be online that I decided to completely drop Facebook for an entire week. I was sick of feeling like I need to always be checking up on people’s lives or responding to messages and comments.

My decision might be a bit impulsive, but you know what? I love it so far! Last night {Adam’s last night with us for a bit as he left early this morning for training}, I was able to spend 100% attention on him while we hung out and not feel the need to be online. This morning, my first thought was not what is everyone up to? but rather I was able to read through my devotions and spend some one on one time with both of my girls. I don’t feel hurried while going through my cleaning or other tasks.

The sad thing is, that is how it should always be. But I will be honest in telling you that sometimes I want to be on the computer when I should be more present with my girls. So, that is what I am doing this next week. I am being present in their lives, intentional to be mentally, emotionally, and physically there when they are learning to walk, needing to snuggle more, seeking my attention to see a big tower they built out of blocks… the list could go on and on.

I don’t want you to think I was never present before this. I do try to be a good mom, and I think this step away from some social media is just what I need to get refreshed in my relationships with others, God, and even myself.

I hope you all have a great week. You won’t be seeing me on facebook this week, but if you want to reach me, just send me an email. I might not respond right away, but I will at least give you one option of being able to communicate with me. {since living in Japan, calling my phone from the States isn’t an option. I kind of like that…}

Have a great week, readers! :)


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2 thoughts on “Cutting Out Technology

  1. I have been working in this too! It’s so hard to almost get ‘addicted’ to keeping up with people. Sometimes I feel like its a full time job keeping in touch because of the pressure I feel sometimes from those back at home. Sometimes I don’t want to give every little detail of what I do, see, etc.

    • I completely agree, Lauren! These past couple days of not going on Facebook has opened my eyes to all the time I’ve spent on FB and didn’t even realize. Now I don’t have the constant pull to check FB on my phone every “break” I get. Instead I use it for more useful things. 🙂 Living so far away from home, I can’t completely cut FB out of my life, but I might start the rule that I will only go on it at night after the girls go down to bed.

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