I wasn’t sure I could. It was touch and go there, for a couple of hours yesterday. Especially, when we were watching “Monsters, Inc.” and no one, except for me, was still interested.
I’m happy to report, though, that I did it! I survived 24 hour media fast!
There were moments where I was almost sure that I could hear my phone and laptop downright wailing at All The Solitude.
I’m not gonna lie. I was tempted.
But, I persisted in my commitment to focus on my family, and only on my family, for this one Sabbath day.
And, do you know what happened?
I lived to tell about it!
My children whined less!
wined whined less!
Sweetman and I had some necessary and sweet conversations!
Yes, the exclamation point and I are a little too friendly!
Sadly, my children did not arise and call me blessed this morning. But, I do believe I am on to something. And I intend to keep it up.
Doing without social media for a day isn’t so bad. The world did not stop spinning on its axis.
How long will this go on? I have no idea. Maybe it will only be for another week or two. Maybe for a month or two.
But, every Sunday, for the foreseeable future, I am tuning out.
And this, I know: My family life will not suffer.
Indeed, I believe we’ll be all the better for it.
Do you take a media fast each week or month or year? Tell me about it!