I am excited to announce that I have randomly chosen today to launch my three part series entitled, “BRB!”
I’ve been brewing on this idea for a few weeks now, and today just feels right!
“Be Right Back,” is a three part initiative I’ve designed to spiritually cleanse and recalibrate myself. For the next three months, I will not be engaging in any social media. Instead, I will be documenting my thoughts, emotions, and reactions to life without its influence.
I chose three months, because it equates to ninety days. When people go to rehab for drug or alcohol abuse, the minimum amount of time suggested for the best results, is ninety days. This allows an individual to delve into the different factors of their addiction in a healthy and supportive environment.
Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and the myriad of other social websites have catapulted us into a culture of oblivion. In the last five years, I can empirically say that there has been a decline in deep roots. We’ve lost our footing- our foundation. We don’t stay in one place long enough to develop strong roots and because of that, we are swayed in whatever direction the wind blows.
We are lost.
We’ve convinced ourselves through various avenues of deception, that we are self sufficient. We believe that we can save ourselves, when the bleak reality is that we cannot. However, we can help ourselves and each other by getting back to who we truly are- collectively and individually. The one who created us is the one that has already saved us.
I am starting my journey by eliminating my biggest distractions. While we have been hiding behind screens, and funny memes, videos, and silly comments, our world has been steady crumbling.
Now, social media isn’t all bad. In fact, there are some rewarding benefits from it when used in the proper way and for the right reasons. Currently though, we are using it to hide from ourselves, our convictions, and ultimately our truths.
I challenge you all to update your status to BRB and join me on this journey. You don’t have to commit to the full three months. If you decide to do one month, a week, or even just a day, I would love to hear feedback from your experience.
For each month completed, I will be posting an update on my journey, so look forward to my May 19th post!
***Also, I will be holding a contest! For those of you who do choose to participate in the full three months of BRB, I want to hear from you by July 31st! Tell me about your experience without social media and what it did for you! I will pick one person to bless with an inspirational basket of goodies!
Suggestions for social media alternatives:
- Read a book
- Spend time building stronger relationships
- Go to the park
- Enjoy the silence
- Explore your beliefs and why you believe them