Last week we were in Colorado and St. George, which was a lot of fun, but this week it’s back to real life! We’ve been struggling to get back into a routine with the dog at night and in the morning. But, it’s also good to be back home!
What I’m thankful for this week:
- Sleeping in my own bed! I love our mattress and my pillow, plus sleeping in your own bed just really is the best!
- The health challenge at work. It get’s me up and moving more throughout the day instead of sitting at my desk all day.
- Persephone! She’s a big challenge (she’s got so much puppy energy) but we love her, and coming home to her and Griffin is the best!
- Vacation! I loved heading out of town for a few days. We went and hung out with Griffin’s parents in Colorado for a few days and then went down to St. George with my family to see Newsie’s at Tuacahn! It was fun to get away, sleep in (we didn’t bring the dog), and relax.
Taking a break to enjoy real life:
So, I mentioned it on my story on Instagram yesterday and also in a Tweet that I’m going to be taking a break from social media for a few days. I haven’t actually decided how long I’m going to be unplugged, but I just need a break.
The other day I was extremely anxious and I spent nearly all day on Instagram and Twitter, getting more and more triggered as the day went on. It wasn’t until I went to bed that night when I realized what had happened. So, yesterday morning I got up and deleted the Facebook and Twitter app’s off of my phone (I kept Instagram because of the work account I’ll still be needing to manage, but I signed out of my personal account.)
I’ve been wanting to unplug for awhile now, but I keep making up excuses for why I need to use social media every day. It’s my job. I need to use it to promote my blog. If I sign off, I’ll miss what everyone else is up to… etc. So, it’s time to take a break.
I’m planning to spend more time with Griffin, read, write, and work on my relationship with God and His word. I still plan on blogging frequently, I just won’t necessarily be sharing it all over social media right away. Have you unplugged from social media recently? I read a post early this week about someone who had unplugged while they were on vacation, and it gave me the motivation I needed to unplug myself. It’s only been one day and old habits die hard, but I’m also enjoying the peace and quiet, instead of the constant need to refresh Twitter.
What are you thankful for this week?