A quick note about curbing the Pinterest appeal. First off, let me just get the fact that I am a guy and I like Pinterest, out of the way. I know it is not an exclusive thing for women, but let's face it, it is very feminine focused; even Pintrest's founder admits this. I start this way, because I would consider the vast majority of things posted to the site aren't going to catch my attention anyway. Long hairstyles, wedding ideas, painted nails, workout routines, etc. don't catch my interest in the slightest. Which, in turn, makes cutting back in this arena simpler for me. I do enjoy the art and geek sections, as well as the designs for things around the home. But I do have a few suggestions for cutting the time spent here, because we have all seen the Meme of the Lord of the Rings character, Boromir, "One simply doesn't check Pintrest real quick."
First, be discriminating. Instead of choosing to browse "Everything" as a category, only choose 3 or 4 major headings to spend your time on. Why waste your time cruising through food items when you are on a diet? Why subject yourself to Dr. Who related images when you aren't even sure if there is a Nurse Where, a Dentist Why, a Pediatrician What, or a Surgeon How? Choosing a category helps cut down on the fluff and repetition you have to sift through.
Second, if at all possible, use the mobile app version. It doesn't give nearly as many postings as the website does. This gets you to "the bottom" of the category much faster. It does seem to have more erroneous results to the category, but that only aids in getting through faster as well.
And let me just give a quick word to those of you who are as OCD as I am. There was a point at which I wouldn't "repin" something if it was posted in the wrong category. How could people mess things up so badly? One time while browsing the Car category, there were 87 images out of 120 that had NOTHING to do with automobiles or transportation of any kind. Earrings, hairstyles, dresses, etc. UGH it was terrible. So this is where my standing on my principle of not repinning things in the wrong category came in. Let me just say now, forget it... who has the time to go find the same image again in the proper category? I am only working off of 3 or 4 categories as it is, I'm not going to quibble any longer with things I can't control on the internet.
Last, is a word of caution. I can see how the devil would use Pinterest as a tool to work envy into our lives. Things others have done or own or have attained, are SOOoooo much better than what we have. FALSE. The Lord has provided you with so much; be thankful. Use Pinterest for inspiration and ideas that you will attempt sometime in the near future or catalogue funny junk to share with friends and bring a smile to their faces. Keeping this in mind, will help a long way in being an active participant in your life rather than a passive observer.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. (Galatians 5:22-26 NIV)
Serving through love and laughter is a great way to live.