At General Conference, President Nelson challenged all the women of the church to take a break from social media for 10 days, so I did it. There have been times in the last several years when I would compulsively 'check' blogs/instagram/news/etc. way too frequently. ( I can remember once when Owen was baby-age, and little 3 or 4-year old Ellie drew a picture of me and it included my computer, and I knew it was time to make some changes.) I've tried to be very intentional about how and when I use social media, but it was still a nice (and still challenging) challenge.
Here's what I found --
I really love a few blogs (I knew this :) I missed reading them and felt happy and uplifted catching up today. Besides a couple of friends and family blogs, here are my favorites: Stephanie, Sarah, Mel, Shawni, Janssen
I thought I'd love scrolling through the instagram posts I'd missed... but I realized again that there are really just a few that I really love and feel inspired by. My favorites: Beth Allen, Shannan Martin, Elise Joy, Stephanie Court, Marta Dansie, Marty Halverson, Christopher & Lisa Clark
I can do without the news (at least, all day every day). I felt like I was checking the news way more than necessary, and for the first few days loved getting in the car so I could at least hear the news on the radio :) But I definitely didn't need so much news-reading in my life.
Our new Bishop has a little wood decoration in his office with this thought 'the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.' and I think that's a good summary for me on social media :) It's fun and interesting and sometimes really inspiring and hopefully not something that gets in the way of the main things that really matter.