Monday, October 31, 2022

Pumpkins and Screen Time

Hello, and happy Monday! It was so nice to hear from the few of you who reached out either by comment or direct message to tell me you’re still here reading. I don’t take your time for granted and appreciate you being here! I feel incredibly blessed by the encouragements you sent my way, as well. I hope in some way my writing may encourage you, too.

This weekend, we carved pumpkins with our family! A cherished tradition that our girls love. 

Piper gutted and carved her own pumpkin this year! She made a cute face with some big teeth. Laney picked out a spider stencil, which was carved out by my husband. I don’t really appreciate the pumpkin carving (read: pumpkin guts) myself, but I love the family time!

I don’t know about you, but I have been feeling pulled in many different directions lately. There always seems to be something fighting for my attention (and I’m not even talking about my 2 young girls). I’ve been trying to be more self-aware and I am realizing that social media has been a struggle for me lately. I am embarrassed to say how much time I’ve wasted on my phone these past few months. I started looking at my screen time activity on my iPhone and I won’t even tell you how many hours I average on a day. It’s not all spent on social media, of course, but the number was convicting enough for me to seek change.

I’m going to try to put my phone away in the cupboard during certain times throughout my day to see if that helps. I’ve found myself picking up my phone to do one thing (like looking up a recipe) only to find myself not on to something else, and 10 or 20 minutes have passed by. 

Another tactic, which I used last Fall, is to fill my hands with something other than my phone. In my case it’s knitting. ‘Tis the season, after all!

Focusing on lowering my screen time is just one thing I’m going to be working on this week to help spark some healthy change in my life and help create more balance in my days. 

I also want to focus in on my water intake again and begin tracking my nutrition. I know I’m not going to make all of the healthy changes needed overnight but, these are the steps I’m starting with this week. :)

1 comment:

  1. Love the pumpkins. I have never been able to do create anything like those pictured. Social media is a real mental downer. Way too much cruelty & hatred. Nothing I wish to partake in. Smart move cutting your time on it.