03 Jun, 2014 5 Advantages of Limiting Social Media
The 5 key benefits to limiting social media. “Social media” is anything but “social.” Let’s connect face to face with each other again.
When I was a kid, I would ride cattle (due to not having horses), catch tadpoles in the creek and play flashlight tag in the corn field with my brothers. Those are the times in my life that shaped me into who I am today. I love life, freedom, and dreaming big! I want the same for America’s kids today and I know you do too. Therefore, here are 5 reasons we should limit our social media consumption.
- We will make more meaningful memories with our friends, spouse & kids.
- We will spend more time engaging in helping others.
- We will get more sleep!
- We will be more emotionally stable.
- We will learn to enjoy the simple things in life.
The following video Look Up, written, directed and performed by Gary Turk, is a huge eye-opener. He shows the “life” we would miss if we were constantly staring at our screens instead of looking right in front of us. I want my kids’ memories of me to be full of conversations where I look them in the eye, not responding to them while looking at a phone. This video changed my life. I know it will for you too.
I hope this video helps you evaluate your life so you can create lasting memories with those you love most – face to face.
Question: What do you plan on doing to make this a social-mediaLESS summer? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
Natalie BrucePosted at 21:54h, 05 June
Tina, I enjoyed that video, and couldn’t agree with you more. Two years ago, my husband and I had old school flip phones and didn’t even have texting (we were living in the ice age). But honestly, I wish we would go back to that. Since then, my husband’s job has required him to be more “connected” to work through 24/7 availability via texting, phone calls, and emails. He never really leaves work. It follows him home, on our dates, and while spending “quality” time with our daughter. He is more connected, but to what? Our phones have slowly become more and more important in our household. I want my daughter to learn to have relationships and conversations. I want her to LOOK UP at the beautiful, painful, graceful world that we live in. Sometimes I get so frustrated, I consider getting rid of my cell phone and getting a land line. This would be extreme, and basically unheard of, but could it save my family?