I’m a sensitive person (am I allowed to say that?). I never watch the news because the stories will stick with me and haunt me. I struggle with nightmares. I have to be really careful about what I watch or read. My mama heart is sensitive.
Lately, I have been MAJORLY overdoing it with social media. I find myself constantly checking my Instagram. My phone is always buzzing with facebook notifications. Most of social media is nothingness – photos, silly statuses, etc. But over the past few days there have been articles, stories, and photos that have haunted me. Stories about human trafficking, articles about 6-month-olds being beaten to death, and photos of car accidents.
Maybe it’s because I have a little one (and spend nights nursing her with nothing but my thoughts) or I’m just sensitive, but I just can’t.
I deleted social media from my phone today *gasp* and this is what happened:
- I sat on the patio with my kids.
- I watched the sun set while rocking my daughter to sleep and watching my son play with his cars.
- I made a delicious dinner.
- I wrote in my journal.
- I misplaced my phone – and didn’t notice for over an hour.
It is time for the real world – being present – and avoiding the pain that can come from social media and constantly being in the know.
Here’s to time with family, time to unwind, and time to unplug. ❤