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