Wednesday, March 20, 2013

What I've learned

Maybe it's all the snow outside but I can't believe that Easter is almost here.

This year I decided to give up Facebook for Lent and I can't believe that I'm coming to the end of that.

Here is a list of things that have changed in my writing since Lent started.

1. I have more time to write.

2. I start writing earlier in the day.

3. I write for longer.

4. I have more "found' time that I use for writing. (a half hour here, twenty minutes there, it all adds up)

5. I go to sleep earlier.

6. I have more time to read.

After Easter I'm not sure if I'll give up Facebook entirely but I definitely want my life to be more writing and less Facebook. I'm thinking of only looking at the site once or twice a week.

What about you? How often are you on Facebook or other social media? Do you feel like it's stealing from your writing time?


E.J. Wesley said...

That sounds like a whole mess of win to me, Carrie. :) You planning on sticking with your FB abstinence? There are times when I think about giving up blogging because of all the time it would free up to write and read more--but then I think this is all part of writing for me (the community, etc.) So who knows..

Barbara Watson said...

I cut my blogging to once a week awhile ago, and I'm loving it. It keeps me connected but gives more time for reading and writing. I'm also FBing less and tweeting less (who can keep up with Twitter anyway??). Finding balance is important, and less of something at certain times is a good thing.