Facebook Fast: Day 2
I have to admit – this hasn’t been as difficult as I thought it would be! The worst part of the day is the morning and the evening, which is actually very telling and a little sad. I always feel like I should begin and end my day with Facebook. I know, pitiful right? I wake up and I want to make sure nothing new has happened, and I want to double check nothing is going on before I go to sleep.
We have been talking about how to reorient our Facebooking after this short fast, and I think one thing we will have to do is definitely block it in the morning and at night! Something that fuels the Facebook addiction is “I just want to check one more time…” That news feed is awful! You feel the need to constantly keep up with it because – WHAT IF I MISS SOMETHING?!
What you don’t think about is what you’re missing right in front of you, while you’re trying not to miss everything that is so far away. It’s not that it’s bad or wrong to keep up with friends and family who do not live near you; that’s one of the great blessings of the internet! But when your day can’t feel complete without that, there’s something a little out of sync. (It’s called priorities.)
I want other things to be what make my day feel complete. I want to wake up and feel the urge to pray, to connect with God – not with my cyber world. I want to go to bed every night and be sure I didn’t miss out on precious family time. I want to not miss ONE THING while my children grow up.
And you know what? I think trying so hard not to miss anything in anyone’s life has caused me to miss out on the lives of those closest to me.
It’s time to shift gears and realign my priorities. Cause they’re just a little out of sync.