This is something that's been going on behind the scenes in my life for a while. It has been huge for me, so I just wanted to share!
The internet has been a great resource to communicate, find inspiration, life hacks and solutions, to make my art business profitable, and creative outlet. However, there's also a lot of noise to navigate through. It all started to feel like somewhat of a creative inhibitor and I just felt a nudge to take a pause. So, I put my phone down. And didn't pick it back up except for certain times of the day.
I felt happy. Like happiest I've been in a really long time.
I saw more of my baby's smiles.
My toddler started behaving better.
I played with my babies more.
My husband and i became a better team.
I started actually enjoying my home, decor rather than feeling discontent and needing more.
I suddenly loved my clothes, and knew what to wear.
My house stayed cleaner and more organized.
I started meeting my goals.
I slept better.
I found time to spend with God.
I felt confident, valuable, and capable.
I started to exercise regularly.
I stopped stress snacking because I started dealing with the stress.
I had more time.
I became more productive.
I had more creative ideas.
I had a direction.
We established a routine.
I know it seems crazy that so much could change just from less time looking at a screen. But, mindlessly scrolling is not just a time suck. Along with its ideas and encouragments, the internet and social media bring constant peer pressure, comparison, unwarranted advice, and differing opinions into our hearts and minds. Its a lot to process. But since we usually scroll the internet when we are tired or looking for a break, we don't process it all. We end up just filling our minds with an overload of information. It's been amazing to see what a taking a break and filling time, heart, and mind with truth, more real moments, and the people in front of me has done!