For almost two months I chose to be off Facebook. I wanted to experiment with the use and balance of my time.
In the beginning, I really struggled being disconnected. It had become such a habit to connect throughout the day.
After a month I discovered I was much more present to life.
By letting go we can gain insight into the bigger picture.
I really thought by now I would have finished my book, a teaching memoir. Writing my story has brought many aspects of my past to the surface; insight towards anger, appreciation, sadness, joy and a myriad of other emotions.
I threw down my book and said, F%#* it! I am done!
It was time to deal with some raw emotions.
It’s ok to step back, give yourself permission take a break, and reevaluate.
Guess what? I picked my book back up, and I am back to the “drawing board.’ It feels good.
I also found some hidden talent and unexplored activities. I also connected with people I haven’t seen in a long time and made new friends.
Disconnecting can bring a sense of what’s out of whack and give you the opportunity to readjust.