Facebook is such a time and soul sucker, isn’t it?
Look, I have had a Facebook account since 2004. Mine was created when I was in college and it was it was only open to people with college e-mail addresses. This was before the newsfeed. It was a time when it was fun poking around and writing messages to friends. It was pretty much private unless you specifically typed in a friends name and looked at their page.
Now, everyone has a Facebook. Every picture, thought, and status update is available to all.
I’ve had a Facebook account for 11 years, people! Eleven years. Do you have any idea how many hours I have wasted feeding into everyone’s drama? How many saddened times I felt sensing that I was somehow “missing out.” How much effort and thought I have put into my status updates to show everyone that I am “cool” and that my life is all fabulous and fun?
I’m exhausted thinking about it.
I tamper with Facebook hiatus’s every now and again and it is refreshing. I remember the days before Facebook and I managed along just fine. I felt better about myself and spent time doing what I enjoyed rather than monitoring everyone else’s whereabouts and doings.
I’ve said it before on this blog that I am on a hiatus.
I deleted the Facebook icon from my smartphone.
That’s a big deal. Now I am not tempted at all to take a peek. The app has been gone for about a week and I don’t miss it at all.
I don’t miss what everyone else is doing.
I feel free.
Instead, I am reading books. Actually books. And doing yoga and meditation.
I am able to focus on healthier options in my life.
Not to mention, the house is getting decluttered and cleaner too!
I am happy to unplug and disengage. This may just last forever. And, I hope it does.