“Because this business of becoming conscious…is ultimately about asking yourself, How alive am I willing to be?” -Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
Do you say you’ll only pop online for “5 minutes” but end up being on an hour (or more)?
Do you have trouble going to sleep because you keep checking Facebook?
Do you wish you could be more disciplined with how you spend your time?
Do you want to be fully present with your life and the lives of those around you?
Do you want to not regret your life?
I have heard from so many of you about the lure of the Internet and how you just want to be free of being on it all the time. You want to live a full, in-the-present, intentional life, one that you won’t look back on in regret. I hear you! Most of you know that I struggled with being online too much, and I’ve had to make major changes in order to live the life I really wanted to live. And friends, I’m doing it. I’m living true, and I love my life now.
I wrote The UnWired Mom to encourage others to kick their online addiction habits to the curb and start engaging and enjoying their real, in-the-flesh, lives. The goal wasn’t (and isn’t) to stay offline and never use the Internet. The goal is to use the Internet for what is is: a tool. I am thankful for the Internet, but I control my use of it, it doesn’t control me.
And it doesn’t have to control you or your time.
If you want to make a change in your life, if you want to put the Internet in its proper place so you can be free to really live your life true and without an arc of regret, than consider joining me in the two-week UnWired Challenge. It is not a stay-off-your-computer-for-two
How the Challenge Will Go Down
The challenge is 14 days long and will start tomorrow (Thursday).
Each day there will be a small bit of encouragement along with a challenge, an “embrace your life” idea, and a journal exercise. These are all in the eBook (I won’t be blogging them each day).
I will put a linky up on my blog tomorrow for those who are joining the challenge and have a blog. You may link up with it only if you write a post about being a part of it (link directly to your post, please). I have found that if I just let people link up their blogs and not a specific post it gets confusing.
We will journal each day in a notebook (paper!) and on Friday the 16th and Friday the 23rd I will have a linky where you can you can link up a post about your experience. If you don’t have a blog, just leave a comment those days on how it went, what you learned, best parts, worst parts, etc. Sound good?
If you don’t have a copy of The UnWired Mom – Choosing to Live Free in an Internet Addicted World, you can get it as a PDF for 50% off (making it only $2.50) by going HERE and using code: CHALLENGE. If you don’t want a PDF, you can get the eBook on Kindle for only $4.99 HERE.
My husband is going to make a cute little button for us bloggers that you can, if you’d like, put on your blog to share the challenge. He’s so great.
Okay, any questions? Did I about cover it all?
See you tomorrow!
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
1 Corinthians 10:31
Related: Why I’m Giving Up My iPhone
P.S. You don’t have to be a mom to take the challenge!