Time is flying by and here’s an update on how the last 5 days have been living without social media and with some seriously limited phone usage. It didn’t help this week as I lost the replacement phone I had – my only tech-contact with people. Oops! At least I had face to face contact still (phew).
However, all is found now, and I’m (slightly) more contactable now.
I would love to hear what you think about how much social media and access to the internet at the immediate time is enriching or spoiling your social interactions? What are your thoughts and opinions on this?
During this season of Lent I am putting time and energies into others things other than my phone and social media. Here’s some thoughts after the first few days.
1. What do you do when you first wake up? Look at your phone?
2. What app do you go to FIRST? Why is that?
3. Do you think our phone usage is a generational thing, or inter-generational thing?
Leave some comments, let’s continue the conversation!
For the period of Lent I’ve decided to give myself space away from social media and excessive mobile phone usage. I recorded a short video below to outline why I fancy giving this a try, a few thoughts, and some of the rules I’ve put in place.
The Five Rules I’m putting in place are:
1. No Social Media | 2. No Text Messaging | 3. Limited Phone calls. | 4. No Internet Mobile Device Usage. | 5. I’m allowed emails (on my laptop only).
“Hang on a minute! You are using social media! I found this link on facebook and twitter!” – I know, I’ve automatically set this blog post to send to twitter and facebook, but don’t worry I won’t be checking it.
Anyway, do post some comments on here or on the youtube account. Let’s get a conversation going.