Sunday, January 30, 2011

Taking A Break

Today I decided to take a break from facebook for a while. I have been wanting to for a while, but finally made the decision to break away today. My grandma always said, "You don't have to tell everybody you are going to do something. Just do it." I am obviously not taking that advice today. If you know me very well at all, you know I like to talk. Facebook provides a huge social outlet for me, of which I so desperately need sometimes, being a stay-at-home mom and all. There are so many things I want to do with my time; I have lots of interests. But recently, I just felt like I couldn't focus and couldn't get any of the things done I would like to do. Well, you have four children, you might say. Yes, my children are my priority, but a lot of my free moments were spent just reading the hundreds of posts on facebook. It can be so overwhelming, all that information coming at you at once. Please don't misunderstand me. I am not saying that facebook is bad. I have reconnected with so many good friends and have made new friends, both of which I am very thankful. I just need a break and a chance to focus and re-focus on some other things at the moment, like my blog for example. So, now I have finally written, almost at the end of January, my first blog entry for 2011. What is something you need to focus on?


  1. There is a time and purpose for everything...including social networking. There is also a time to rest from it as well. My husband and I were just talking about this last night and we have too decided it's time to take a break from FB and limit the time that we are available on it. You are absolutely correct in that FB itself is not bad, it's when we allow it, allow anything, to dominate our focus away from our priorities that it becomes a problem. And yes, the information available can truly be overwhelming. A friend of mine once told me that we should 'never do for others what we arent willing to do for our family.' To me, that includes our time. Why should I be willing to spend an hour responding to meaningless comments and not spend an hour directly listening to how my daughter's day was at school? Of course we arent bad parents, we arent ignoring our kids and as you said, FB has been a great outlet for me too. We need adult interaction! It's when the balance begins to cease between the world online and the world we live in that we need to be wise enough to stop and redirect our efforts to where God wants us to be: online or coloring with the kids. We all know the answer...pass the blue crayon, please. :)

  2. (popping in over from Wives of Faith! Hi!)
    I admire this decision! And the use of the word 'balance,' it's one of my favorite words :D