Back in December 2018, I surveyed the amount of time I spent on social media. It was too much! About 33 percent of my free time was checking updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram alone. So, in keeping with my plan to focus on my personal health, I deleted all three of those accounts. I also stopped blogging, temporarily.
Today, I am starting back with limited access to new social media accounts and this post on my blog.
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What I learned…
- I better focused my time with my daughter, on my daughter
- I spent more time in prayer, Bible study and meditation
- I was more focused in improving my personal finances
- I earned more money
- My productivity increased
- My stress level decreased dramatically
- I read more
- I feel freedom in having more control of my time
- My close friends adapted rather quickly
- My acquaintances hardly noticed or just shrugged and assumed I unfriended them
- Some events were difficult to track because most small businesses update their Facebook pages more often than their websites
- The world did not end
- Life goes on
- I am happier
Being free of social media had no impact on my weight but it had an enormous, positive impact on my mental health.
It also helped me grow closer to God, my Father.
I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
2 John 2:12
I am reminded of a song from my youth, “I Miss My Time With You.” I am not Larnelle Harris, but you can listen to the words at this YouTube video.