Giving Up Social Media For Lent
From February 28th Revue Post
This year is a season of letting go for me, and so far I've given up alcohol (for good!) and in February we gave up sweets. And yeah ok, I didn't do quite as well with giving up sweets as I did with alcohol, but it did result in me cutting way, way back on them, so I call that a win in my book.
And yeah, you've seen me give up social media before and rave about how great it was to be away from it and how I will from now on spend less time on these platforms. And for the most part I have done just that, but it's still too much. I'm still too tempted to pick up my phone and browse Twitter or Instagram during any lag of conversation or while waiting in line for anything. Basically, anytime I am not completely engaged in something else (and sometimes when I am), I'm searching through social media, and I KNOW it's not healthy for me.
So, I will once again give it up for Lent, in the hopes that during this season of letting go, that I can finally shake the habit and ideally come out the other side less dependent on social media to keep me entertained and curb my boredom.
So, starting March 2nd and going through April 14th, I will not be on social media at all. You will still see my blog posts pop up on Twitter, because they are connected, but I won't be around for 40 days to check comments. I will also not be on my Instagram for that period of time, which let's face it, I hardly ever am anymore anyway, except for mindless scrolling.
Anyway, I think the act of giving up something for Lent (whether you are religious or not) is a great way to practice discipline and to take control over the things in life that can be addictive and cause you issues. I always encourage my husband to give up something, and mostly he does what I do, but sometimes not. I'd also like to encourage you to give up something this year. Really search your heart for that thing that you've become too dependent on, whether it be alcohol, smoking, sweets, social media, watching Netflix, or whatever. If it gets in the way of you living your best life, give it up for 40 days and get some clarity!
Drop a comment below and let me know if you've ever given up anything for Lent and how it went. Are you giving up anything this year?