heyo friends! happy friday 🙂 In case you’re new, I’ve been doing a series called “glow up weekly” for over 9 months (kinda crazy) where I share different little aspects of your life to make better every couple weeks. there’s actually only two more topics/weeks left which is insane but you can view all the posts in the series here and the introduction post here.
This week we’re going to be talking all about social media. I’m going to share some of my favorite accounts to follow, and how I make my feed positive & inspiring whenever I open it. Let me know what you think in the comments below <33
This week we’re going to be talking about the negative affects of screens on our health and some practical ways you can spend less time on devices! This is something that most people don’t really think about but it’s definitely a part of your glow up. I’m so excited for this post!!
Today I wanted to share a journal entry I recently made about intentionality, my summer goals, and screen time. My journal entries are basically blog posts (except more personal haha) and I try to make them something I would want to read again later. This doesn’t mean I try to make them perfect and they usually end up being really long lists hehe. Without further ado, my completely unedited and unfiltered (and rather long) journal entry. Let me know if this is something you’d like to see again in the future and I may share more!
Today I wanted to sit down and journal about my summer goals + how I want to be intentional this summer and screen time! It’s a lot but I think it all fits together.
My ultimate goal is: to be intentional with living out my purpose and to be loving and kind. To pursue my dreams, put God first in my life, act how I say I believe, be confident yet humble in Christ. For His love to abound through me and for me to grow in grace (philippians 1:9–11). And to have lots of fun and laughs along the way surrounded by those I love.
I wanted to separate this journal entry into sections, so:
My ultimate goal
What I can do to further that goal (specific goals/bucket list)
How i can be intentional this summer and what I mean by that
How technology/screens fits into that
Working towards that goal: specific goals + bucket list
Work on my spanish
Earn $100 ($64 more to go)
Have a random acts of kindness day
Read 5 books
Memorize the book of philippians
Watch when calls the heart
Get together with friends 🙂
Wake up early and watch the sun rise
Have a spa day with friends
Bake something yummy
Finish couch to 5k
Find a sport/work hard/get good at it
Blog twice a week and create content you’re proud of
Sleepover with cousins
Go night swimming
Go to a movie
Have a beach day
Have a campfire
No phone for a day
Make homemade pizza
Have a shopping day
All nighter hehe
Ways to be intentional this summer
Put down your phone!
Make a list of things to do when you get bored instead of refreshing instagram
Write down goals, feelings, and experiences.
Don’t just read/study, actually learn and apply! Seek to live out your devos and make them an important part of your day
Be positive and don’t get down!! Be patient and hold your tongue
Be healthy/glow up!!
workout/eat healthy(ier)/drink more water/skincare
This is something I have been thinking a lot about lately and really want to be intentional with my screen time. Some ways i have thought of to get off my phone/be intentional:
Have a rest day: my ultimate goal is for sundays to be zero screen usage. There is nothing you are missing out on AT ALL!! I may just power off for the whole day, we will see.
Checklist before screens: my current checklist (may change) – morning routine, clean room, earn $2, pick up bathroom, start laundry, devotions, physical activity/workout, read a book, be helpful/encouraging
Be intentional about what you do: even after you complete your checklist, be intentional! Goal: two hours per day at the most (this includes social media and blogging)
When calls the heart (I’ve only watched a bit and don’t have netflix, but I may get it just for this!) or bringing up bates
Having a goal/purpose before you turn it on
Checking social media sometimes
Reading an ebook
Iffy things (put it down and do something else, come back later if you really want to)
Checking social media all. The. time.
Scrolling for no reason/with no purpose
Being on screens past 10:30 (go to bed, girl!)
I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my journal! If you’d like to read more of this type of post, let me know and I may make it a series 💛
do you have summer goals or a bucket list? any thoughts about intentionality and screen time? do you keep a journal? is it basically just lists like mine? #typeA