I spend way too much damn time on my phone.
Yesterday I was honestly sick of how much time I was checking my phone and spending time on Facebook. I’d even gotten in a few comment wars over politics and COVID that had me stressed and pulling my hair out. I was ashamed that I had been picking fights with friends and neighbors, both of us knowing that we wouldn’t change the other’s mind and damaging our real life friendship.
I’ve been contemplating deleting Facebook but so much of my blog relies on my interaction on social media. So today, when I woke up I posted the blog post for the day and I deleted the app.
SO SO SO many times, I opened my phone, totally mindlessly, and opened the bill paying app I use that was in the place where facebook used to be. I wouldn’t even be thinking and I would be reaching for my phone and opening the app. UGH!
Here are a few observations I made throughout the day:
I am so much more present with the boys.
Time goes by so slowly.
It’s amazing what you can get done when you aren’t checking Facebook every five minutes.
I was in such a better mood.
I did things today I’ve intended to do for weeks.
I feel so caught up around the house.
I did a ton of cleaning and organizing, something I truly enjoy doing. I listened to podcasts, did laundry, totally cleaned my entire couch, washed the pillows and cushions, and now it’s only 4 pm and I’m sitting outside, watching the boys play “astruction” in the rocks in the driveway. We’ve been in the pool, had a picnic, took in recycling, Carver has a friend over, and we’ve just had an awesome day.
My favorite part of today is that Carver had his dear friend Brody over. We all love Brody. Carver and Brody are just 2 weeks apart in age and lives just outside of town. We’ve been family friends for years and he is such a good influence on Carver.
So in the end, I 10/10 recommend that you delete Facebook for a day. I know I’ll reinstall it and I’ll admit to taking five minutes or so in the morning and afternoon to purposefully look at facebook and I enjoyed it. It wasn’t mindless time wasting and scrolling.
So yeah! That’s all I have folks!
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