8:26am I’m noticing that my daily social “itch” is subsiding judging by the amount of times I’m “checking in”. On day one I checked in and logged journal entries several times through out the day. Yesterday, I think I logged only once in the morning. I feel like that may be progress.
I’m also noticing I’m not missing my friends as much as I thought I would. I sincerely thought I would miss the people I interacted with. But maybe six days is not enough time to miss anything.
Yesterday’s productivity and peace were down from previous days because I spent most of the days in meetings; 7 hours, in fact! Although the meetings were productive and the activities could only have been done face to face, my role was participatory which I believe contributed to the downtrend in peace and productivity. Overall though, they were important meetings to attend and I’m grateful I invested my time.
Further more, I think it could have been easy to be on social at certain points in those meetings showing off pics of where I was and with whom, but I think it would have shown a lack of professionalism “playing on my phone” and would have distracted me from giving my full focus to the matter at hand.
I am feeling anxious about sharing something via mass email with my leadership group instead of in our Facebook group. I’m feeling pressure to share my resource in the Facebook group instead of via email because I feel I might be breaking some unwritten sharing rule. That is untrue though because others in the group have shared via mass email instead of the Facebook group without negative consequences so I’d imagine I have permission to share also.
As I think this through a surprising question comes up for me: is the resource really worth sharing?
And I begin to think of all the things we share on social simply because it is SO easy. Is it possible that we’ve grown accustomed to sharing things we’re not really invested in/supportive of because it’s inconsequential?
Maybe I won’t share the resource with the group after all and wrestle instead with this feeling of obligation I have to the friend who shared it with me in the first place?
What things do you share on social media that you wouldn’t share via email? Is it time to raise your social sharing standards?