Analog Weekend

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So God lately has really been speaking to me about something, it’s been my social media usage. It’s not how of been using it but how much I am using it. It has become a God instead of God himself. I am constantly using it because I am so afraid of missing out but I am really missing out on the people around me. I am not being intentional and giving them my full attention, especially my daughter. She doesn’t deserve to have memories of a mother where she’s constantly hunched over a phone while she is playing. She deserves a mother that’s down on the floor playing with her. She deserves a mother that is on the floor with her making memories with her rather than a mother that is looking at someone elses memories and moments on Instagram.

So starting saturday I am challenging myself to reconnect with those around me and make memories. I am going to get off the internet while my daughter is up. I am going to worry about checking everything else in the evening.I am going to be intentional with her because she only little for so long and I don’t want to waste those moments away because you cannot get them back.

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6 thoughts on “Analog Weekend

  1. Wow! Caroline, I must say, this would be an ambitious goal for me! Granted, while I am a mother, I have boys older than your daughter & they each live with their father & step mother. . . So, maybe that’s part of why this seems like such a huge chunk to bite off. . . I think it’s TOTALLY do-able, though! And, it seems you have the proper motivation! How are you doing with it so far?

  2. Great idea! I know what you mean about being afraid of missing out…but missing out on real life and real people as a result. Is your challenge coming up this Saturday or did you do it last Saturday? How did it go? šŸ™‚ I think I will do it this Saturday…thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I feel the same way. It’s really hard to stop checking my phone once it has become a habit. I have been making an effort to leave it in my pocket or purse or wherever when I am with others though. Good for you for making an effort to be more present and intentional with your daughter. Go make some beautiful memories ā¤

  4. I totally had this same feeling! My little one comes up and closes the computer and says “all done” and hands me a toy. If that isn’t a direct call for attention, I don’t know what is. My life is too centered on technology some times. When I put my computer and phone away, my love for my family grows a million times stronger! Funny how that works!

  5. I have been feeling the same way about my time with my son. My social media usage is really an addiction and I don’t even remember when it happened that I was so dependent on it.

    I’ve even noticed that my son is now looking to play games or watch videos on the phone more than ever. So I’m trying to leave it out of both of our sights for longer periods of time. Out of sight out of mind. šŸ™‚

  6. I am so with you. I need to be much more INTENTIONAL šŸ˜‰ about how I spend my time, especially when it comes to all things online. As a WAHM it is very hard to strike a balance and give my kids my full attention.

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