Let's face facts, blogging is a time suck. And then there's email, facebook, facebook fan page, twitter, stumble upon, pinterest, blogfrog, flickr, google plus, linkedin, instagram, tumblr, etsy...
(Notice those pretty new buttons over there- to the right? I'm trying hard to stay connected. I enjoy the connections and friendships the blogging world has provided.)
But life was so much simpler pre-smart phone days when I didn't know that I had 25 new emails, 7 twitter messages, 12 facebook notifications, and 3 texts waiting on me.
You may have noticed I've cut back a bit, but today I actually stepped away from all social media for eight straight hours. Unless you count my couple sneak peeks at pinterest. (That app is dangerous!)
In that amount of time...
I dolled myself up, lipstick and all.
I made my bed.
I detailed my car from top to bottom.
I went grocery shopping for the next week.
I picked up my son from cross country practice.
I cleaned out the fridge and pantry.
I washed, folded, and put away multiple loads of laundry.
I read a magazine.
I had my hair highlighted and styled.
I made a home cooked meal.
I quizzed my daughter on her spelling words.
I watched wheel of fortune with pokey.
I tidied the office.
I snapped some photos.
And I sat down with my family to dinner and visited about the goings on of our day.
It was busy. Productive. And the best day I've had in a long time.
To the other 113 Wordless Wednesday linkups and the 78 unread emails I haven't made my way to yet, please forgive my delay. Motherhood, marriage, and lish time called.
And FYI? There may be more social media breaks in my near future. And although I may be a little more flawed in the time management department, I think you should all consider unplugging from time to time. Relive pre-blogging/social media days for a few hours. It may do you a world of good.
Found this on pinterest and it stopped me in my tracks.
(Courtesy of Ali Edwards via pinterest.)
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my words. To comment. To link up. And for forgiving me when a post is accidentally sent to the world via my feedburner.
You guys rock. Now go turn off your computer and enjoy your family.