Friday thoughts and goals

Happy Friday everyone! For those working, homeschooling and juggling a multitude of responsibilities, today may offer you light at the end of the work week tunnel. May the weekend on our horizon offer you some reprieve from the madness.

How about social media? Since starting my blog and actively writing, publishing and promoting again, I have found myself online a lot. Though it has it’s positive points and I enjoy it to a degree, I’m finding that I want to pull back a bit and be on there less frequently. It’s a conundrum, because I may miss an opportunity if I miss a post or message, but it also beckons me back to the present. Multi-tasking is a skill, however, it can also be a distraction – especially to a gal like me who is now in my 50’s! The mind doesn’t bounce around as well as it used to, just like other parts of me!

I won’t withdraw completely. There are too many connections and communities that are an integral part of my days and nights. What I will be mindful of is my effort to release the current intensity and decrease the frequency of my participation. Like anything else in life, I seek quality – not quantity. With the estimated amount of minutes spent scrolling, liking, sharing and commenting, I could gain back hours where I can be truly present to the actual life I inhabit.

How are you using -or abusing – social media?

Author: E.M. Murphy

A voracious writer, lifetime learner and eternal seeker who aims to open minds and hearts. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a NASM Certified Behavior Change Specialist, humanity and humor is at the heart of my writing, reminding us that the key to success will always start with a genuine concern for others while making sure to be true to our authentic selves.

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