Wow. We are already through the month of June and the time has honestly flown by. What a whirlwind the first six months of 2020 have been for our world.
It’s crazy to believe that I have gone six months trying to stay off of social media. When I felt the Holy Spirit prompting me towards the end of 2019 to fast from all social media for the entire year of 2020, I felt frustrated and pretty scared. As the World is going crazy, however, I have found myself feeling extremely grateful for that prompting from the Holy Spirit. God knew exactly what this year would look like, and to think that He knows me so deeply that He knew I would need this fast in order to stay steady on track with my healing and growth, is humbling.
As I’ve mentioned in previous updates, social media was my escape from my thoughts, feelings and life going on around me. It was the way that I would numb out from the world. It doesn’t really make much logical sense because social media is pretty much all about the things going on in the world, but it was still my escape.
When the quarantine began, I felt isolated, as many have. I wanted to know what was going on in peoples lives, and so I slipped back into social media for a couple of weeks. I immediately noticed the effects on my mental health. My anxiety was through the roof because I kept reading article after article that people posted on Facebook. I was not only consuming too much information, but the information I was receiving was consuming me.