Do you ever get that crazy overwhelmed feeling of everything being out of balance? I’m there right now. My attention is being spread too thin and I think it’s time to unplug for a short time.
I catch myself telling my kids to find other things to do away from screens. Almost immediately after, I turn my focus back to my iPhone, laptop… This must stop. I want to lead by example.
Since I started blogging almost 2 years ago, my screen addiction has grown exponentially. Not only must we as bloggers attach for hours on end to our laptops while writing, but we also spend an insane amount of time pouring into social media in order to share our words. Finding balance can be almost impossible.
Balance is not something I excel in. It’s always been a struggle in some form or another. If my house is clean, my writing time is nonexistent. When I’m throwing myself into parenting, my marriage is suffering…
So, I’ve decided to unplug for a few weeks.
I’m finding my early mornings with God slowly falling behind checks across social media accounts again. This is sadly and immensely out of order. God and my family need to take far more precedence in my life.
I want to look into my children’s faces and be completely present for a while. Visions of sitting and chatting with my husband without our iPads dance through my head. My husband and I are growing older as are our precious children. My son will officially be a teenager next month and my daughter became a legal adult just a few short months ago.
Time is flying by and I just need to spend a little of it truly savoring my people. I want to take pictures of them without thinking of how to frame it right for Instagram. We will create things together with no intentions of ever making a post out of that time or project.
I know a few weeks doesn’t seem like much for such an important endeavor. I think it will be a beautifully adequate amount of time to regroup and unplug. I’ll miss you terribly and will be ready to return to this space refreshed and revived.
I look forward to seeing you back here towards the end of this month. In the meantime, I would love to hear your tricks for finding balance in the comment section. I’m giving myself until tomorrow afternoon to wrap some things up around here and on my social media accounts.
If you don’t hear from me before then, know I will respond and visit with you as soon as I return. I’ll be checking email once a day so I don’t have to spend an insane amount of time dealing with it when I reemerge online. If you need to chat, you can find me there. See you soon!