I limit the time I spend daily on social networking
Each day, I make it a point to pursue and nurture real-life relationships, instead of those on social networking sites. I plug into real life because it is good for my heart, mind, and body. Feeling the warmth of a person’s embrace is unparalleled by anything the virtual world has to offer.
I limit my time on social networking sites because I love my family. My love for my family and friends is more fulfilling than anything in the social networking world.
While it is easy to hide behind a computer screen, the human in me needs to connect with other individuals on a personal level. Instead of staring at a computer screen all day, I look into the eyes of another person and listen to what they have to say.
I respect my place of work by refraining from going online for personal reasons. I avoid wasting time for which I am being compensated by frivolously browsing unimportant information on social networking sites.
At home, I limit my usage to fifteen-minute intervals. I practice self-control by setting limits for myself. During my allotted time, I browse with freedom and without guilt.
When I am online, I use the time to become informed about important news events around the world. I only open social networking sites to connect with friends who live far away or to make business connections.
Today, I choose to set parameters for my social networking usage because social networking sites have great value, but real life comes first.
1. In what ways is social networking interfering with my real world life?
2. What parameters do I need to set for myself?
3. Why are personal relationships valuable?