This article about how easy it can be to become addicted to technology these days really resonated with me. The irony was that I came across the article while I was scrolling through Facebook.
There really is a lot of amazing stuff that comes into my life through Facebook. I don't want to cut it out altogether. The trick, for me, is about moderation. I literally pick up my phone to fill up every spare moment I have. I'm waiting for Matt to get out of the shower so we can go to bed? Let me check Facebook. I'm getting a pedicure? Let me scroll through Facebook. I'm going to the bathroom? Let me check Facebook.
The four things that are missing from my life right now because I'm filling it up to the brim with Facebook are:
- Time for reading real books (or even listening to books)
- Time to just be still and to connect to my thoughts
- Time to talk with my husband
- Time to knit
That's the thing with things like Facebook and television. They aren't necessarily bad, but when we let them fill up our lives, they crowd out other things. Luckily I do make lots of time to pursue my dreams and big projects, but I don't make time for these littler things.
If I want to make a change in my life, I have to identify specifically what I'm going to do and when I'm going to do it.
In this case, I've already started my knitting project. I think it would help to store it in a basket by my bed.
With the books, I need to go to the library to get my card updated. Once I have an updated card, I can get more books and even access their downloadable books.
I'll do this today!