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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Join Me in a Challenge

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The other day in creative writing class, we discussed a student's non-fiction piece on the benefits and issues with social media, how addicting it is, and how it can be comparable to a drug addiction. Did you see that? A drug addiction. How many times do you go anywhere without your phone? How many times a day do you check your notifications or even your phone to see if you have any? Everyone in class had a love-hate relationship with social media, as I can testify too as well. You love it because you can "stay connected" with others, but you hate it because you spend too much time on it. And I've seen this become an issue within my life as well. I'm too addicted to my phone. It's the first thing I reach for in the morning. How horrific! Maybe this describes you too. Maybe you hate it as well. There's something wrong when it consumes us like that. So, I decided to try a 30-day challenge, in the hopes that it will become a regular habit, to curb my social media use. Here's the challenge, that I encourage you to join in with me:

1.) I will not look at my phone until I have spent time with God- read my Bible and prayed (for however long a commitment you have made to do for the morning)
2.) I will limit my social media usage so as to make the most of the time, as the Bible says the days are evil and I need to spend it wisely. (You may insert a time-limit here or a daily amount of times you will allow yourself to check notifications, such as checking it only three times a day instead of every 10 minutes).

Please join me in this and let me know what you think about it,
and how you're doing with it during these 30 days. Let's make an effort to put God first!


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