One of the most thought-provoking and convicting tweets I've ever encountered is this gem from American Housewife:
It's a good reminder that so much of our time, and subsequently, our lives, can get lost as we follow the longest rabbit trail of all, the internet. It's all too easy to plan on just checking a few things for 10 minutes, only to realize that an hour (or more) has passed. Even if we're doing something else while we're online, like watching a TV show, we still aren't giving the other activity our full attention.
I know this whole topic is nothing new; we've all heard it a billion times before. And I personally believe that there is a time and place for vegging online.
But that tweet stuck with me because I know that I feel better in general when I'm spending more time away from screens, or at least being more intentional and disciplined with my time on them. Part of it is about being present (or "mindful," or whatever you want to call it). Part of it is that being outside or reading an actual book or doing some concrete activity gives you something that screens just can't. And part of it is because so much of the work of life requires screens now that it's refreshing to step away.
So let's scroll, but let's not scroll our lives away.