I started by looking up a definition of unplug on the internet before I began to write this post. Websters.com had a very literal definition of the word, but I loved the Urban Dictionary definition more. To take yourself off any social media outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. for a few days. To unplug the computer and enjoy real life interactions with live people such as your family and friends. To live life without computer related devices.”

I found it humorous at first, and then I realized how true this was. Some of you might be able to relate to my nightly routine: lay in bed, check Facebook, Tweet, scroll through Instagram, and repeat about 14 times before finally going to bed. As a society, we have become so dependent to social media that we almost don’t know how to function without it. Today is day 11 of Discover 31, to unplug or give up social media. Think about why you fast something. You fast to plug into something more. Be intentional today as you unplug from social media. Here are some ideas: Call a family member, write a letter to someone you haven’t talked to in a while, or grab coffee with someone outside of your regular circle. I challenge you today to focus on being present.  

Emily Duncan

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