It’s that time of year again. Time for New Year’s Resolutions. It seems so cliché to write another blog post about New Year’s Resolutions. How many times have I written this same post? Looking at the next year and coming up with everything I want to change about myself. This year I want to take a different approach to my New Years Resolutions. I want to focus on things that will make my life more purposeful and fulfilling. Instead of throwing out an entire list on January 1st of what I want to accomplish during the year I am just going to focus on one month at a time and each month I am going to focus on something that I feel is most urgent in my life. At the first of the month I am going to come up with something I want to focus on throughout the month and give an update on how the last month panned out.
Walk Away from Social Media
Each day I spend far too much time on social media. The first thing I do when I get up and the last thing I do before I go to bed is check social media. Throughout the day I waste countless minutes scrolling through Facebook and Twitter. So, come January 1st all social media apps are coming off my iPhone and my iPad and I am going to spend the time I wasted on social media doing other things I claim I don’t have time for like reading or knitting. Most importantly I am going to be more present in my relationships and in my life.
***I do have to be honest about something. I manage social media pages for my job and so I can’t deactivate my accounts because they are connected to my work pages and while I will continue to update my professional social media pages I will not be looking at any personal pages throughout the month. I will also be posting updates on my personal Facebook pages and Twitter updating when new blogs posts are added, but this will done through WordPress directly and not through any other social media apps.
So, have a Happy New Year and maybe I’ll see you on social media in February…or maybe I’ll just walk away for good…