I started out the first day doing great. I didn't get online at all. The second day I woke up to 233 emails on my phone. The vast number terrified me. I logged on to made sure I wasn't missing anything important. It was a good thing I did. I had a reminder from the library I had 70 books due tomorrow. I can't image what that fine would have been if I would have read that email a week later. The third day I realized I needed to get ahold of a childhood friend that was in town. The only way we had been communicating was through Facebook. I logged on to send her a message. That turned into scrolling Facebook without even realizing what I was doing. I didn't keep track of daily failures after that. They were many! Here are the things I learned this week:
1. My children ask me to google things all day long!
2. I have so much junk email!
3. Facebook messenger is the only way I communicate with a lot of people!
4. I use Pinterest to release stress.
5. I spend way more time on the computer than I do with God!
This week was a real eye opener for me. I really do have a problem. I use the computer to ease my stress. I don't necessarily always think that is a bad thing. I just need to find a healthy balance. So moving forward I have set some new rules for myself.
1. No computer time before Bible time.
2. Only get on before the kids are up and after school is finished.
3. I have unsubscribed to several email lists.
4. Considering deleting the Facebook app from my phone.
I know this isn't a problem for everyone. I have several friends who don't even have a Facebook account. I would love to know how you balance the media in your life!