Time For A Facebook Vacation!

Well, I did something a little crazy this week friends.
I disabled my personal Facebook account.

Egads, this girl has flipped her lid. Is that what you're thinking? I sure was!

Nope. I simply decided it was time for a relaxing little vacation from cyber space.

Admit it, you still think I'm crazy, right?

That's ok. Maybe I am. But I started thinking about how much time I spend in cyber space, and Facebook is a time sucker for me. Five minutes here, five minutes there, whether you admit it or not, adds up to a good chunk of time each day and week. Time, by the way, that is all too precious in an already busy world. Time I can dedicate to taking extra care of my home, loving more on my husband, reading a good book, writing more, developing a hobby, cooking, working out or spending extra time in God's word and in prayer.

And if we're really being honest, five minutes can frequently add up to 20 or 30 minutes, can't it? Plus, I started noticing that I was getting caught up in other people's drama. People, by the way, that aren't really part of my day to day life.

I don't know about you, but as a woman who frequently feels like there aren't enough hours in a day, getting rid of Facebook seems like a super easy way to ensure a little more productivity in my day. 


Please, do not think I'm saying that you should disable your Facebook account too. Or that Facebook is evil. Neither could be further from the truth. For the time being, this is what works for me. And I decided to keep my blog's Facebook page. It took a few tries, some choice words and a little bit of elbow grease to figure out how to make that happen, but I got it to work. Yippee! So you can still keep in touch with me that way if you'd like. Simply go and "like" my page if you haven't already.

This girl is personally taking a lovely little vacation from social media to live more intentionally in the real world. How long? Not sure yet. At least a few months. Possibly a year. Maybe for good. We shall see.

I'm not sure how I'll do in the real world, with all this extra time on my hands. I mean, I might actually have to do more face to face socialization to keep myself from going nuts. Yikes! I may even need to take up a hobby or two to keep myself occupied. Come to think of it, my Fender has been sitting all alone in the closet for some time now, maybe it's time to pull it out and get to work on building up those calluses again.

There are 86,400 seconds in each day. That's alot of seconds. Blows my mind. How are you spending your time? I know I could do better. 

My desire for you this week friends is that you will start making choices that allow you to live simply, love abundantly and be the special person God's created you to be! Maybe that means ditching Facebook for a season of life. Or simply taking time to get organized or set priorities. Only you can choose what works for you. 

Blessings for a beautiful week.
Nicki

YOUR TURN
How can you choose to live more intentionally?  Do you need a Facebook vacation?

2 comments:

  1. Are we the same person? LOL~ I just did the same thing. A facebook sabbatical. I was finding myself on fb more and more and logging in and scrolling when I should have been doing more important things. I started to realize that I have so many cyber friendships, but not too many one on one, real face to face interaction. And I didn't like it. I love my fb friends, but they are surface relationships. I need the dig deep kind of friendships in this particular season that I am in. The ones that engulf me and make me feel secure and loved.
    So kudos to you for taking time off. I suspect it was much needed. Enjoy your time away from it!

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    1. Haha, maybe we are! I took a break for the same reasons. Even though most of my interactions were with real friends, it was just too much. I am at the end of week one and it's been quite lovely having more free time and less drama. :) are you still on a FB sabbatical or did you join the cyber world again?

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