It’s March! Where is 2015 going? It’s a good time for a check in on goals for the year (my goal of 30 books this year is not on track because I’ve only read 3 so far).
As you may know, I’m deactivating my Facebook for the first five days of every month. You can read about why here.
Interestingly, towards the end of February, I was LOOKING FORWARD to taking Facebook offline. What does that say about my Facebook usage? I must realize on some level that my time spent “facebooking” is not time well spent. Sometimes I’m amazed by the links I end up clicking on and wonder how I got to “Top 10 Cats that are having a terrible day”.
Furthermore, during February I started noticing the things Facebook exposes me to that I wish I wasn’t exposed to at all. Colossians 3:2 tells us to “set our minds on things above, not of this earth” and Isaiah 26:3 says “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Sometimes I end up down a rabbit hole of links clicked and I see something that I wish I didn’t know about (like Kim Kardashian’s selfies, which make me sad).
Keeping Facebook deactivated is not sustainable. I have a TON of family members who live all over the country and world. Facebook is the best way to keep up on their lives and a great way to connect with people in my community and quickly contact a classmate etc. Deactivating for the first five days of the month has, so far, been a great solution!