Myself: Uh, good, except that it took me 4 weeks to actually do it 100%.
Me: Why? Because it's so tempting and second nature to check Facebook or reply with a text. And I didn't follow rule #4: arrange your events so you don't have to use facebook messenger.
Myself: So what have you learned about yourself so far with this challenge?
Me: The biggest surprise is the great sense of relief that I feel. I'm the kind of person that feels the need to always respond: to text, email, voicemail, FB messages, all of it. So, I have come to adore the one day a week when I have decided I don't have to react to all the mass information. I can choose to have a conversation either in person or on the phone. Or just feel the stillness and be alone with myself.
Seriously Social Sundays
One of my great friends, Amy, gave the challenge a new nickname. Are you in? Let me know!
Make up some rules for yourself. Here are mine:
- Put reminders everywhere and regular ones on my phone during the first few Saturdays and Sundays to remind myself.
- When I receive a text, I may read it but I may not reply via text. I can choose to call the person
- Phone calls are encouraged, hearing my favorite people's voices is really wonderful.
- Instead of limiting myself to one brief time, I have chosen to completely abstain from social media for the day: Facebook, pinterest, instagram, and blogs.
- I arrange my events so I don't have to use facebook messenger.
- My goal is to have more real conversations. If I begin to feel left out or isolated, I have to pick up the phone to be included and involved with my family and friends.
- If Sundays don't work anymore, I'll choose a different day of the week (and I might just add a second day too!)
- I'll take my daughter's lead and indulge in the fabulous idiosyncrasies of human relationship. Let's grab our favorite ones and take a Seriously Social Sunday adventure together (even if it's just onto the couch.)