I needed a break. From social media, which, to me, very much includes blogging, because I definitely feel connected in the blogging world. But don't worry [I know you weren't worried], we're back now.
Notice how I only said I needed a break. Hubband doesn't really seem to have a problem over-doing it on the social media spectrum.
Anyhoo, aside from the obvious reason of going away (putting an entire home together, maybe?), I felt like social media was taking out of my life, not adding to it. So, I did the healthy thing and I "unplugged" if-you-will. No facebooking, no twitter-ing, and no blogging. I didn't even check them out, unless necessary (do we really need to plan EVERY life even on Facebook?), and I feel much better for it. Don't get me wrong, I happy-puffy-sparkly-hearts love social media.I love people, and I love hearing about people and talking to people, and interacting with people in the social-media-kinda-way. But, I don't think I'm too far off on needing breaks, just check out this article.
Don't think social media/the internets was driving me mad. I'm not crazy [promise]. But like
other things every other thing in my life, ever, I tend to overdo it, and when I do, I start feeling insecure, like I need more, like I don't have enough. I'll feel jealous about things that I didn't even know about and bothered about things that I don't even care about.
I think that our brains were meant for occasional solidarity. I think our brains were meant for sunshine and face-to-face conversations, and I personally think my soul thrives by reading my leather-bound bible and writing in my recycled-paper notebook. And I think the internet should be used for good, not for evil, because it's really an awesome thing. In reasonable doses.
It's all about balance, right?
What do you think? How do you strive for balance and do you need breaks too?