Social Media Break: Day 15
Well, that was an unexpected twist in this challenge. Today I noticed that I am being judgmental about seeing other people on their phones. At the beginning of this journey, it might have been jealousy but now it’s judging.
Who am I to dictate what other people do with their phones and when?
I remember during warmer days when we would go to the park and I would see moms on their phone and think nothing of it. I needed a break and totally got what they were doing. I did it myself. The thing is I still understand. We all need a break but it’s an individual thing on how we take our time to ourselves.
What is making me judgy is that I’ve been to the other side and it’s really amazing. I have seen the positive changes in my life due to breaking free of this social media habit.
I’m not perfect and I still have things to work out. Ugh, it makes me sick to say this but I do get that high and mighty feeling sometimes that I’m doing something better than others. But then I give myself a big slap in the face and think about all the stuff I went through to get here. And that it’s not my place to decide what is best for others.
Except my children.
In my own personal situation, I have noticed a lightness come over me because I’m not tied to my phone. And I guess I want that for others because I realized how good I felt when I let go. Like anything else, no one wants to be sold to and I’m not here to do that. I am here to share my experiences so people can make their own decisions about what they want to receive from my messages.
On top of all the self development work that has come out of this, I’m more patient, my face seems clearer, I’m not as tired, am less stressed and worry a lot less about people pleasing.
Cue no undereye bags.
I want to share these positive aspects with others because I have see this shift within myself. It’s not to say that what I am doing is necessarily the right thing for the next person but they might need a nudge in this direction to help them become focused in the areas of their lives where they are distracted. Not everyone has this addiction like I did but what it has shown me is how to be more compassionate towards others and their situation right now in life.
It’s not about me but what I can offer the world. And right now, this is what is going on in my neck of the woods. Sure, I have had times of struggle through the last couple weeks and it’s not going to go away anytime soon.
In hindsight, it has made me aware of all the things I was missing when my focus became centered on other people, viewing them from the outside and missing the inside connection piece all together.
Whew, totally was deep, man!