My Time On Social Media
I’ve decided to draw a line in the sand when it comes to social media and my family.
I know this sounds weird, but I spend a shit tonne of time online. I mostly do it when my kids are occupied, or not needing me; but from time to time I definitely use it when I shouldn’t be.
So I’m drawing a line in the sand.
I wake up at 430am, and from then until 630am is ME TIME. I can do whatever I want in terms of watching Netflix / being on the internet.
From then (630am) until 9am, my time is my family’s. Unless you follow me on Snapchat (happymumnz) and then I might occasionally post a picture of me making my kids lunches, etc.
While the kids are in Kindy / School obviously I can do whatever I want, however from 3pm until 4-5pm, this time is also my kids.
Because once 4-5pm hits, I’m cooking dinner so I’m away from them anyway and they’re usually doing their own thing.
Again, I realise this is common sense to most, but as a heavy user of the internet it’s easy to get into a habit of constantly checking my social media accounts, and feeling like I need to respond to everyone.
“Why even bother telling us Maria, just do whatever you want” – I totally get it. However if I keep quiet for an hour or so, I often get inundated with messages asking me if I’m ok.
You might notice posts going up on Facebook during this time, but believe me when I say these will be scheduled. When I wake up at 430am, I start my day looking through the internet … this is when I look what to post.
My family mean the world to me and I don’t want to be remembered as the Mum who was always on the computer / phone.