Starting last night, I decided to go on a full Social Media Fast.
Instagram, Twitter and of course, Facebook!
At first I thought, we only had 2 more weeks left before Easter Sunday but according to Google, it’s exactly 21 days before Easter Sunday. The magic number, 21 days!
21 Days = new habits!
There have been too many distractions lately, hence the 1st quarter of my 2014 has been quite disappointing, personal-projects/goals-wise. I’m a very goal-oriented person and if I do not quite meet my goals, I feel a huge disappointment towards myself that I needed to step back, re-asses my life and how I spend my time.
I’ve been waiting for the perfect sign if giving up social media is all worth it.
You see, I needed Instagram to document photos that would eventually be blogged, I needed Twitter for my news updates and what-nots, and of course, Facebook is for err hmmm ahmm, keeping in touch with family/friends who are not on Instagram. Until yesterday, right after our Sunday mass, I saw right in my face, a huge sign which I would no longer divulge.
This would be the longest time I would not log in on any of my social media accounts and it could be quite really challenging for me, especially since I love to interact with my friends and share online.
A fast is not a fast if you do not offer it for a Higher purpose. I started my 21-day Fast devotional at YouVersion app to guide me with my everyday fast struggles. I prayed so hard for the Holy Spirit to enlighten me during the last 3 weeks of Lent. If you have experienced fasting spiritually, you would know that it is usually centered on the Daniel 10 verses. Oh, how refreshing it is to read this:
In less than 12 hours of this Social Media Fast, I have already ticked off so many things in my procrastinator’s list of to dos! I even have time to blog, whoa!
This entry does not in any way encourage you to join me in this Social Media Fast. However, you might want to spend a few hours away from your phone for a good cause. Check out this Unicef Tap Project Challenge, it’s totally worthy of your time away from your phone .