By Gabrielle. Image by Lindsey Rose Johnson for Design Mom.
Normally, weekends are my favorite time for catching up on Facebook or spending time on Pinterest. But I’ve noticed that over the last few weekends, I’ve barely been on social media. I might share an Instagram, but nothing else — I hardly even glance at my phone. I think it’s because my schedule has been unusually intense lately, and when the weekend rolls around, I really crave a social media break.
In fact, I realized I ended up getting something like 48 hours away from the internet last weekend., and oh my goodness, it was such a reminder that an extended break like that feels so good every now and then!
Though really, when I “step offline” it’s not a strictly accurate phrase, because I still use the internet and my phone for things like watching a movie with Ben Blair, or texting with my kids so I know when to pick them up from practice. For me, going offline means no Instagram, no Facebook, no Twitter, no Pinterest, no blogging and no blog reading. I definitely take offline breaks during my normal work days, but extended offline periods are much more rare.
I’m curious, what does “going offline” mean to you? And how often do you give yourself an internet break?