I am addicted to Facebook…There I said it!

I spend most of my time sitting on my iPhone and I have the twist and flicks so down pat, that I could get into Facebook on my phone blindfolded! I even find myself opening Facebook when I’m actually trying to check emails, scroll through photos etc.
 I finally got to the stage where I knew, for my daughters sake and our relationships’ sake, that I had to quit facebook. It felt like a break up. I wrote a massive post to all my friends and family and let them know what I was doing, and let it sit for the day for most of them to see.

Come 4:00pm, it was crunch time- I couldn’t turn back now. I announced to the world that I was deleting facebook, I couldn’t just say ‘lol jokes’ (my husbands favourite saying). I go to deactivate and Facebook comes up with ‘Are you sure?’ “All these people will miss you” showing my family and a few close friends. All I could think was, ‘No damn it, I’m not sure, just don’t ask me these questions, and just do what I tell you to, and close!.’

From the moment I deactivated, I felt lighter, there was nothing to turn to in a moment of boredom, I had to use my brain to think of things to do rather than a flick and tap here or there.
 2 weeks down, and I’ve started studying, I’ve joined a gym and I’m taking my daughter out to places that we hadn’t been before.
 It worries me that I became so dependent on Facebook, yet so relieved that I CAN live without it! The best decision I’ve made.

Even if its for a short time, a week even, I challenge you to deactivate Facebook, and see how much more you can get done and how much more of the world you can see!

This Real Story is by CASE_GIRL, 23/11/2013
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  • I have never been a FB fan. I use it for maybe ten minutes every couple of days to check for news from friends. That’s all.


  • You don’t need to deactivate to stop using Facebook. Even if you deactivate, it’s too easy to reactivate, you just need to log in again.


  • Apparently you can deactivate your facebook account but it will always be there? I had a few friends try and quit but it never lasted for long.


  • its difficult without Facebook nowadays to stay connected with people.


  • Facebook is good for reaching out to people interstate and overseas.


  • In moderation it is ok; I have set times.


  • I try to only use facebook in the evenings.


  • I’m not much of a Facebook person – I check maybe once a week for news from friends, and that’s about it.


  • What I dislike most about Facebook are the idiot keyboard warriors.


  • I would be lost without facebook, I found my relatives on facebook. I have found very good close friends on facebook, I have pain support groups, I am stuck inside all the time with chronic pain, so without facebook I would lose so many friendships.

    it is great to have a place where everyone can get together for a chat. i find that there are idiots which can ruin it for others, but the older people appreciate what we have in life xxx


  • I need to give this ago


  • I don’t like oversharing on FB, but I do find I’ll get on to check on the health of a friend, status of a pregnancy, etc, etc, etc, & even though I comment often enough I don’t tend to post status updates for myself.


  • I very rarely use facebook unless it is connected to a competition or research I attempt to do via goggle leads to me checking a Site facebook.


  • Have deactivated before. I’m moving onto instagram more than Facebook.


  • I think it’s bizarre how much (and often) some people share on Facebook


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