I never partook in the new year resolution hype but I think this time I am going to make an exception.
Reflecting back on last year, and especially the last few months, I have come to realize that I quite often and quite easily lose my "anchor" and get lost into the stormy seas of social media. I find myself preoccupied with what is going on in the world and lose sight of mine. There is a flood of information that comes through a Facebook feed and it's all within hand reach and just a click away.
Now I am not knocking social media. I have learned, and continue to learn, a great deal about many important issues and I am more up to speed with current topics because of it. But the amount of emotional energy I find myself investing in this process is creating an imbalance that is setting me in a personally unfavorable direction.
So I have decided on a new year's resolution and I am calling it "sacred times". Times during the day in which my phone will not be in my pocket and I will not be checking Facebook or any other social media. Those are the times that I am at home and the kids are awake. Times that I am at work, phone checking will only be during lunch time or an extended break.
These times are sacred because these are the times during which I make sure that my anchor is firmly placed and that my world is the one that I can immediately impact and from it is where I can stand on solid grounds to be able to impact others.
I wish you all a safe, happy and blessed #NewYear
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