This weekend I set myself a challenge.
To go the whole entire weekend without going on any social media.
For some this may be easy, a breeze, but for me it really was a challenge. This meant no Facebook, no Instagram, no Twitter, and no Pinterest. I normally spend a few hours a day tweeting, posting, liking and pinning, and hate to admit it, but I think I’m addicted.
I blame this addiction every time I procrastinate, and don’t get something done.
- I honestly mean to plan my healthy eating plan for the week, but I looked up a recipe that I had pinned on Pinterest, and 100 pins later .. convenience food again
- I’m trying to write a novel, but I haven;t been writing lately because I get stuck playing Candy Crush on Facebook, and well… enough said.
Well you get the picture
Anyway, I didn’t actually seriously think I had a real addiction, until I said I would give it up. That’s when the anxiety kicked in. Holy Moly the temptation of those app icons when I turn on my phone, the little blue bird calling me to tap it.
Anyway, here I am on Sunday afternoon, of a 3 day holiday weekend. I have survived 63 out of 72 hours without Social Media, and it was easier than I thought. The toughest part was those few occasions when I was waiting, and a quick scroll through my feed would have just passed the time nicely… but that is the problem, it starts as a quick scroll, but never ends there.