Sometimes you just have to call time out when life gets too stressful and that is what I found myself experiencing recently. We are surrounded on a daily basis by information and truly there is such a thing as too much info. Lately I’ve noticed that political posts on Facebook have hit a high similar to that during the election cycle. You wouldn’t believe the number of people I had to hide during that time. Well, maybe you would if your news feed was as active, and I’d be willing to bet that it was. For whatever reason, this go-round the posts are really starting get under my skin and I’m taking them personally, which I know I shouldn’t do so, I put the brakes on my Facebook activity. Today has been a pretty nice, unstressful day as a result! The boys got to sleep late then, once they were up and ready, we went shopping for summer clothes. We managed to each find some items we liked in spite of the rather pitiful selection Old Navy had to offer.
Tomorrow we’re heading to the zoo with our 4H group and I am not going to upload pictures to Fb nor am I going to check-in while we’re there. FB has become such a part of my life and I’m curious to see what it’s like if I don’t use it. I feel extremely dependent upon it and that is very disconcerting. Perhaps by tuning out of social media a little bit I will feel more connected to my own day-to-day existence. It’s quite easy to get wrapped up in the lives and opinions of others, alarmingly so in fact. This will be a good exercise to see if I find other ways to fill the hours instead of fitzing them away playing games on FB. I am going to miss Pengle though. 🙂