Unfortunately I often waste rest time by mindlessly scrolling the internet. I waste so much time on Facebook or reading about other people's lives on blogs that I'm left feeling unfulfilled because it isn't productive to my life, my kid's lives, my husband's life, etc. So why do I do it? (Why do we do it?)
I feel like the tech era we live in often does more harm than good because we are only reading someone else's highlights. I heard a quote a year and a half ago when I went to the Origami Owl convention that stuck with me:
This year we've decided to do "no tech Tuesdays" in our house. No tv. No tablets. Phones only in response to texts and calls, or if necessary. Yesterday was the second no tech Tuesday and I already love them. I'm reading more. The kids are playing so well and they barely mention the tv or wanting the tablet. We are focused on play and ourselves and each other and it's so... restful.
So while I still love reading blogs I'm not going to compare my life to your highlight reel. I'm going to focus less on what hundreds of other people are doing and more on what my people are doing. I am going to spend less time mindlessly scrolling the internet and more time reading. I am going to make a conscious effort to rest.
How about you?