On Sundays I have decided to take a day of rest from social media (for the most part). This includes facebook, blogs, pinterest, etc. I might check my email once Sunday night due to my tutoring business, but I will do so from my phone so there is no temptation to hop on facebook or other sites.
Sunday was the first one of the new year and let me say, I think I am addicted way more than I thought!
Sunday morning, I took the kids to their PSR class (Religion class at our church) and after I dropped them off, I decided to check facebook. I know that I said that I wouldn't at all, but the goal is to be more present with my family and friends, and the kids were in class and no one that I knew was in the gym where I was sitting and waiting. Well I was on there for about 10 minutes or so and a friend showed up. So I turned my phone off and we sat and chatted for the rest of the time. After we came home, there were
So what did I do instead? Well... I took a 4 hour nap in the afternoon. I am developing a chest cold thing, so I really did need to rest. I watched some football with Bill and the kids. I colored in my adult coloring book a little. I went to bed early because I had an awful headache. I really didn't do much of anything significant. Bill did some laundry and he fed the kiddos dinner.
I am hoping that this chest cold just goes away and doesn't get any worse. I am back to tutoring this week and the kids are back in school, so I really don't need to be sick. Speaking of tutoring, I worked myself out of a job with one client. She has asked that we take a break from tutoring for her son until Summer as he is doing well right now. That is my goal, ultimately, when I start working with each client, but it still means that I am down a client (until Summer). I am thankful she is still interested in Summer tutoring.
In other really good news....Jacob's CT scan came back as normal!! I am relieved that at least we have crossed anything physical off as to the reasons he is falling. So we see his doctor again in 2 weeks and we are going to pursue genetic testing and seeing if he is on the ASD spectrum. I am just thankful today that his scan came back as normal!
Do you feel like you have to constantly be connected online or to facebook?
How do you maintain a balance with your online needs and your real-life needs?