Tuesday, August 5, 2014
BBL 2013-2014 | Go Social Media Free for 48 Hours
#21 GO SOCIAL MEDIA FREE FOR 48 HOURS
Why did I include this on my Bucket List?
These days it seems like there are so many things on my to do list that I never have time left over for the things I want to do. (Hence the reason for my birthday bucket lists, which force me to stop and take a little time to do the things on them.) I constantly find myself longing for years gone by (especially the days before cell phones and the internet), when life felt simpler. Several times a week I daydream about chucking my computer and my phone out the window so I can truly disconnect and take a break. Unfortunately that's not real life these days, so I figure the least I can do is give myself a few days off.
Was the experience what I had hoped it would be?
It was my intent to take one weekend a month off of social media during this year, but sadly that didn't happen. I started off with great intentions but I only made it through one month before I fell off the social media wagon. Sigh. Maybe I'll give this another go on a future Bucket List because I did enjoy the two days I was social media free.
My 48 hours of no social media was Saturday October 26 12:00 PM - Monday October 28 12:00 PM, and it's pretty much just like it sounds. I didn't get on my computer or phone for 48 hours (except for phone calls or texts). The two days wasn't long enough to change my habits so I just found myself reaching to check my social media outlets multiple times a day and then remembering I was on my social media fast. It was pretty eye opening to see just how often I mindlessly check them. Just like most of America, I truly am addicted!
Do you want to see my entire 2013-2014 Birthday Bucket List? You can find it here. Did you miss my 2012-2013 List? You can find it here. Or my 2011-2012 List? You can find it here.