I always thought it was silly to announce to the internet that you are going to take a break from social media…and yet here we are.
I’m taking a break from all the socials.
I have been denying this step away for months and months, trying to convince myself that it wasn’t really necessary, that I don’t need the break, and I just need better boundaries. While I definitely need better boundaries, I think I need to step away completely in order to make that happen.
I struggle with managing all the “noise” amongst the beautiful things that happen on social media. I think that is something we all struggle with at some point.
I also believe my continuous scrolling and clicking has hurt my ability to focus on tasks outside of social media. Intentional play with my kids, sitting and reading scripture, reading a book, or sitting down to homeschool have all been affected by my very short attention span. I hope this improves!
Which I think is normal! I run my business through social media, primarily Instagram. What will it look like when I’m not present? Since I do find myself checking in to social media so frequently during the day, how will the detox go? How much will I miss it? How will I cope? These are all questions that I have wrestled with and in the past, they were the reason why I stayed.
It’s funny that the timing of this social media break lines up with Lent. I didn’t intend for that to happen but of course, God orchestrated it this way!
We have the tendency to choose earthly substitutes for spiritual fulfillment. We long for ways to cope with loneliness, boredom, happiness, anger, joy, sadness, etc., and it’s easy to grasp the earthly things right in front of us, which for me, includes social media.
But we know that God is the only one who can offer us full satisfaction and this is how I will cope, how my cup will truly be filled – overflowing in fact – because in God’s reality social media fulfills nothing.
“For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.” Psalm 107:9
I asked for your prayers on Instagram specifically that I would do the work that God has placed before me because social media tends to distract me from that work. I want to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and I need disciplined practice to make that happen.
So…what are the details?
I plan to be off of social media for 30 days, maybe longer. I don’t have a definite timeline.
I want to communicate with you via my email and I’ll be writing here on the blog as I feel led!
I’m still in my shop! I’m still working on your orders and I’ll still be working on the Not Just Scraps challenge. I just won’t be sharing via social media.
Thank you so much for your prayers!. I will miss interacting with you on the ‘Gram, but I know that God will use this process for His glory and my good.