What in your life do you find valuable? Your car? Close friends and family? An education? Maybe your favorite jacket or your phone… What about your Facebook and Instagram accounts? More than likely this isn’t a question that crosses your mind very often.
I’ve been doing some personal evaluation this week. And in doing this I’ve gone through my life and have started to get rid of things that I don’t find valuable and things that take away from the beauty and simplicity of the life I’ve been blessed with.
I’m no longer going to have internet at my house. I find that in doing this my house will become somewhere I can truly focus. Paying for internet has also become an expense that one really doesn’t have to pay for. As a student I have access to internet at school and at local coffee shops. I’d much rather spend my money at a local business than a massive company like Verizon.
Since I’ll have to leave the house to use internet I’ll become much more aware of my internet usage and realize what I really need to use the internet for. I’ve found Facebook to be a large hole that most people find themselves in everyday wasting time on. I would log on, simply out of habit, and scroll through hundreds of people’s statuses that had no relevance or effect on my life.
Instead of just tapering off my Facebook usage, I
cut the cord. I don’t use it to communicate with friends and I don’t think that anyone needs to know (or cares) about the things I do from day to day. I think that a lot of people find their self worth in how many likes they get on a picture and how many friends they have. I don’t want my value to stem from that.
I find value in close friends and family, wild places, pushing my mental and physical limits and in my Savior’s love for me.
All this to say that you should evaluate the things in your life in order to find the things that really add value and the things that truly take away from your life. You might actually end up a happier person because of it.
(maybe i’ll delete this too and create a legit blog. tumblr is a big time waster too)