At this moment? I don’t know for sure, as I’m just at the start of looking into a social media fast. But I’m keeping the journal that goes along with the book, and I’ll record some relevant thoughts as I go through this journey. Hopefully by the end, you’ll get a bigger picture of what it’s all about, whether it’s helpful, and how to manage one for yourself.
Do you need a break from social media?
If a social media fast is something you already clearly recognize you need to rest and recharge… come and join me on this journey! I haven’t officially “cut off” social media as of this writing, so you’re in good company if you’re nervous. I am too.
Of course, as a blogger who is online a lot, this will be challenging. I’m not going to suddenly “leave FB/Insta/etc” 100% bc I think all-or-nothing diets tend to fail. I plan to read a few chapters first, and get my head around how this will work for me. Wendy Speake, author of the 40 Day Social Media Fast, says to ‘personalize’ your fast. As a blogger who depends on social apps for income, I need to find a balance between avoiding distraction and also running a business.
Rather-like how we read ingredients on a food package and start making better choices-I’m striving to “read the ingredients” of the accounts I follow and engage with, notice when I’m overindulging, and replace social media time with more devotional time.
Since my #wordoftheyear for 2021 is WAYS—this will be the first “way” I explore to make sure my time online is God-honoring, soul-nourishing, and others-serving.
Who wants to join me in this journey to remove online distraction and put it in its rightful (lesser) place? Again-this isn’t an “I’m off Facebook” post but rather a “Social, I’m taking a long, hard look at you and cutting the fat.” I’ll keep you posted on my discoveries. ❤️📚
So grab the book! And let’s do this together!
40 Day Social Media Fast Book
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