I have mentioned before that I am a textaholic.
I love relationships and staying in contact with people. There are a few friends that I text everyday just to say I am thinking about them.
I check my Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter often and love to update the world of all the
I look at my bloglovin from time to time to see if there are any new posts.
My email comes straight to my phone and I like to respond right when I get them or else honestly.. I will probably forget. hehe.
My phone is constantly beeping, popping, ba-dooping, and singing.
I would consider myself a multi-tasker and can e-mail, text, and quickly see if anyone 'liked' my status update all while watching a movie.
This pretty much drives my husband NUTS! He will look at me, during a movie, because of some awesomeness that just happened -- and I am looking down at my glowing phone.
I know that I have prided myself in being able to keep up with all of the social media out there -- but I do NOT want to ignore what is in front of me. I do not want to potentially HURT any of my relationships by spreading myself to thin.
Being so far away from my family and majority of my friends I cannot just delete everything (nor would I want to)... but I think it is important to find a balance.
I ALWAYS have my phone by me. I never turn it off. I only put it on silent while we sleep so it doesn't wake up Martin... or I would probably have it on.
I decided to start a little tradition in my family called 'No Cell Phone Sunday' where we shut off ALL of our social media outlets and just enjoy our family.
I completely shut off my phone for an entire day. (Martin kept his on for emergencies and in case his boss called but still didn't use it).
It was fun! We did the same thing that we usually do on Sundays -- have breakfast, watch some shows, tune into our church, nap, and hangout. But my husband had my ENTIRE attention. No texts. No emails. No facebook statuses. Just husband and wife.
We loved it! It was hard at times and I wanted to check my social media from time to time... but I just ignored it and continued enjoying my husband time.
I would love to continue this idea with our future children too. Martin's family does a similar thing on Sundays. They just hang out with each other and try not to watch movies or go on the internet. Its family day. They play board games, card games, read their bibles together, and just enjoy each other's company.
Quality time. Oohhh it delights my heart. (:
Martin and I even played a card game called Nerts last night while listening to music. We had such a great time!
So enjoy the people around you! (: We can get so caught up in everything but make sure you are taking time out to truly BE with your loved ones.
undivided quality time, card games and love. - Monica
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