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 Im 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 bordom, 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 Ive started studying, Ive joined a gym and Im 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 :)

Posted by case_girl, 23rd November 2013

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  • I need to do this, well done


  • I quite facebook for a long while.
    I just recentally got it back. i am just addicted to the cooking sites lol.


  • I often take facebook breaks because sometimes it can really get you down with people’s negativity or when things just get too much. Great to have a break!


  • nice and exellent to read the story


  • I try not to use facebook everyday…


  • I was a very late user of Facebook and only set up an account for one specific reason so I can take it or leave it.


  • I love sharing things too much and I live away from my family so I will be staying on.


  • im always on face book.


  • Fantastic! I wish I could do the same. I didn’t join for years because people warned me it was a ‘time waster’. Thanks for sharing and enjoy all that free time!


  • Yay for you for GETTING A LIFE!! Enjoy!!!


  • Welldone to you honestly it can just control peoples lives to the extent it ruins relationships.I set myself a certainamount of time to go onto fb sorry for mentioning the word!!!………only after my jobs are done and the kids are at school or asleep etc.It amazes me when I log in and see how late ppl have stayed up until and howlong they spend on it I wonder how they get their jobs done and who is looking after all their children!!!…………so welldone to you and enjoy your time with your daughter as they growup so quick xxxxxxx


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