Monday, February 6, 2017

Unplugging in Order to Be Plugged In.

The Problem:

After two hours of what was supposed to be a few quick minutes glancing on facebook, I thought to myself, I've had enough, I just lost time. This time could have been spent reading, playing with my child or doing something that I've always wanted to do. We always think we are so strapped for time. Never enough time in the day to get all the things we need to get done, actually done. The question is, are we really strapped for time, or are we focused on things that actually waste our time? Think about it, how much time do we accumulate being plugged into our electronic gadgets and in social media and gossip columns?

So I've Decided to:

Unplug. Plain and simple. Yes I have an Instagram and a Facebook and a twitter. I also know from personal experience that me saying that I'm going to limit my time on these sites isn't going to work. So the alternative is to create a timetable reinforced by my stop watch. If it's half hour per day, that's it, I better make the most of it in that half hour.

Plugging In:

Plugging into more positive, mind stimulating activities. For example, getting down on the ground to play with my toddler, reading a book that I always wanted to read, exercising, listing to podcasts that enrich my soul, most importantly, spending a lot more time with God.

My Advise:

Determine by writing on a piece of paper what is the stimulant that starts your gadget or social media binge. Are you bored, lonely, tired, afraid, sad, excited? Whatever it is, figure out what it is. Then create a time table. Allot only a certain amount of time for your indulgence, when that time expires, it expires. Then find an activity that brings you joy and spend that time doing the activity that you love. Please unplug and get plugged in with me.

One Love


  1. The real truth is people's lives aren't very interesting yet we believe otherwise because they post photos of themselves dressed up or on an exotic vacation. If you find your life to be boring you will find yourself indulging in what others are doing. Social media has become the playing ground for people to show how amazing their life is....or better yet they post these pics so onlookers will like and comment. That response is validation.

  2. It is so important to unplug. We waste so much precious time browsing through social media when we could be doing more meaningful activities. I think social media has its place, but as you suggested, it should be done in moderation. Sadly, so many people have become obsessed with posting about their lives versus truly enjoying their lives. I've seen people smile and post that they're at an event yet they're not even enjoying themselves. Social media has led so many to create a false reality that now they believe they their own lie.

  3. I really tell myself not to do social while at home; if I'm on the bus or train then yes. We need to be plug into the present with our family and love one. Thanks again.

  4. It is easy to get sucked in. Really have to work on being unplugged.

  5. Hey guys thanks for your comments. I agree with you all, it's so easy to be caught up in social media and at the same time loose sight of what needs to be done at the moment. Wish us all the best as we aspire to be plugged into the right things.