A few hours ago I made a pact with a dear friend of mine. I challenged us to both step away from social media for the summer, to only engage when it has something to do with family, and specific Facebook groups that we are members of—and our participation is necessary.

Of course, my blog posts automatically publish on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn—so people will still feel connected with me for those brief daily moments, but I won’t be actively engaging through these platforms. No more wasting precious minutes and hours. I’m reclaiming my time!

See…my friend and I are women on a mission, with a purpose and passion that can no longer remain on the back burner, waiting in neutral, idling on the sidelines—nope, we have to press our feet down on the throttle and let things roll. So we are freeing ourselves of distractions, which includes are biggest distractions—IG, FB, and Twitter.

So I will see you in social media land some time in August, but of course I will see you here in Natasha Foreman land every week [*smile*]

~Natasha

Copyright 2018. Natasha L. Foreman. All Rights Reserved.

Imagine going a full day without access to the rest of the world through technology…

No Internet. No email. No Twitter. No Facebook. No LinkedIn. No Foursquare. No Television.  No Radio. No Music. No Digg. No blogs. Nothing. Absolutely no instant gratification through technology!

What runs through your mind as you think of that possibility as being your reality?

Recent studies (one by the University of Maryland and the other by technology firm TeleNav), have found that many of us are addicted to technology; our cell phones, smart phones, laptops, computers, iPads, tablets, iPods, televisions, and the like are all devices that help to feed our addiction. Want to see the results of the studies and the percentage of people who said they would be willing and able to part with the Internet for 24 hours? Want to know how many people would rather give up sex, brushing their teeth, or wearing shoes just to keep their mobile phone? Be ready to be amazed, shocked, and disturbed then ask yourself, “is this me?” It probably is!

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/08/technology-addiction-chocolate-caffeine.html

 

Copyright 2011. Natasha L. Foreman.