Kate will share how she found true joy and necessary healing through completely disconnecting from social media. This allowed her to be fully present with her family in the last few months of her daughter’s life… and she never went back.
“It was a digital detox… and it was a gift.” -Kate Merrick
In her most recent book -which I could not put down- Here, Now (2019), Kate dives into the topic of Being Present (our first area of focus in the Unstoppable Year). Here, Now is about about presence, contentment, and what it looks like to search for and practice those things.
I really connected with this book! I’ve been on my own journey of understanding how being present, slowing down and being smart about time spent on devices not only helps me toward my goals in sport, but to be a better wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. And to better face adversity when it comes!
“Distraction is not going to take you where you want to go.” – Kate Merrick
Do you find yourself mindlessly scrolling through your feed, or automatically grabbing your phone every so often throughout the day? You may need to rest your mind, heart and soul. Kate and I challenge you to ask yourself:
- What am I looking for?
- Why am I so over-connected?
- Is it just a habit?
- Is it an addiction?
- Am I trying to escape the hardships I’m facing?
- Am I looking for affirmation?
- Am I looking for love or acceptance?
- Am I looking for beauty or for joy?
Those are deep needs, and we keep looking for fulfillment in the wrong places.
We won’t find it in our phones… WE’RE GOING TO FIND IT THROUGH REST.
This is an area of life that I’m really excited to encourage you in. That’s why it’ll be the first topic we address in The Unstoppable Year – an online course that will begin this September.
If you’re intrigued by Kate’s journey, will you consider joining us? For those of you already signed up, I cannot wait for you to hear more from Kate soon!