As I've often stated in my blogs before, I am a large believer in setting rules and goals for yourself. Just over a month ago I made a goal to take a step back from social media and the ego that tends to come along with it. I found my actions were contradicting my beliefs in terms of how I was using the tools and how they were affecting my time and emotions. It was time to check my hypocrtical self at the keyboard, smell the roses and play in the rain without having to tell anyone.
A few years back I set a goal to start blogging. Little did I know my day job would provide me with the opportunity. At first I jumped in head first by sharing interesting things I'd found on the internet (often through personal social media). Today, as I return to my blog I come back with an intention in my blogging. I hereby pledge not to just post or give my opinion (which doesn't matter), but to try and share USEFUL information and ideas, to provide insight on struggles you may not be alone in experiencing, sharing ideas of things to do in the area, and I'll probably share a recipe here and there when I'm getting inspired in the kitchen.
This is seemingly a trending conversation for various people in my life. Many struggling with the pros and cons of doing so. I think parents are probably in the toughest spot to make such a decision as they view social media as both their place of individuality and something to consider their own, as well as a tool to learn about whats going on in their childrens lives. It's a place to relate. But to what extent is that healthy? Does it cause more stress? A lot of you parents might be questioning if a break like this would be beneficial or if it would even be possible in your lifestyle. CBS's Paula Ebben presents the idea in the video here.