This Advent, my son challenged me to fast FB for the entire month of December. WHAT?! After a few moments of hyperventilating, I realized I may NEED to do this. (plus, he dared me...said he didn't think I could actually do it!)
So, with children gathered around... I actually deleted FB from my phone! Yikes, no easing into it...cold turkey. Funny note, when I deleted the FB app, I didn't realize I couldn't reload it because of my old, un-updated phone.
Well, after breaking the endless habit of looking at FB "just for a quick minute, kids" - I began to enjoy my freedom:
- I didn't have to try to keep up with everyone.
- I didn't add extra "holiday activities" to our calendar, because I had see how great they were on FB.
- I stopped living somewhere else, and really enjoyed living right where I am.
- I multiplied my time! I had no clue how many "minutes" I had been losing every day.
Lest you think I am preaching... I have to confess that my FB fast ended several days before I planned to. I got a new IPhone 6 and the FB app magically reappeared - maybe a divine sign that I had learned the lesson HE intended :-)
Best of all, I got to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!