It was funny to see Haley over at Carrots for Michaelmas post that she is unplugging for Advent, as that is what I have been planning for quite some time. I have been playing around with the idea to see how extreme I would go. I don't want to be insane, mind you, because when you go to far you always regret it. I do this every Lent. I always give up so much I end up not able to do it all and then feel like I failed! SO, I wanted to try and dedicate this Advent to my family, celebrating the amazing church feasts in the next month, and focus on preparing for Jesus.
- I am going to try to skip out on Facebook. Maybe popping in once a day to check for messages and only for a few minutes (that will be the challenge!). Facebook is the hard one. I love sharing there and sometimes I have really fun conversations (usually with other bloggers interestingly enough, lol). But it is also an emotional roller coaster and that can be a huge distraction from life.
- Pinterest. I will pin things, but I am going to only give myself a few moments, or to simply pin something and move on. Again, this is a huge challenge. We get swept in when we only want to check on little thing and it ends up swallowing a half hour or an hour before we even know what happened!
- I am going to limit my time to about one hour. I will delete all the apps off my phone and iPad. My goal is to spend time with my family and ultimately I would hope to not be on it at all when my children are awake. But I am not sure how realistic that is for me.
I do plan on blogging and reading blogs (within my time limit, of course). But everything else is going to be majorly hindered.
I have to confess that my life had been out of control. There is so much going on and so much I need to do that I am forgetting important things, letting my relationships slide, and becoming a total airhead on matters!
I am hoping to walk away from this time feeling a bit more in control and focused. Spending more time in prayer and asking God to help me get my act together! Who knows... maybe I could even read a novel. A cheesy novel that serves no purpose other than to make me feel all gooey and happy inside. We shall see. I want to see what I can do with my time away from the computer.
Wish me luck!
Care to join us?