Monday, November 16, 2015

Giving up Facebook

The thought of giving up Facebook made me a little anxious at first. But, since my sole reason for even being on Facebook was to stay in touch with family and friends, and the things they were posting were making me so angry it was literally making me ill, I felt it best to walk away. At least for the time being.

Like I said, the thought made me a little anxious at first. I have been on Facebook since 2009. Six years of status checking...how was I going to break that? Like any other vice, it was hard at first. I really just went there out of habit. But, I refrained. Except that one time I was on for 2 minutes (tops) to retrieve a picture I needed. I got my picture, and was gone again. I didn't read one status update, and I straight deactivated right away. Phew, I'm so glad I got that off my chest. But, I digress. Because getting off of Facebook was one of the best things I've done for myself in awhile.

I don't know if or when I'll reactivate my account permanently. I've taken the time to enjoy other things, like movies, cooking, and time with my family and close friends. Not the people that want to be there in theory. But, the people that are actually here, right in front of me, right now. I also feel less stressed. A few days after deactivating I slept through the night for the first time in months. It could be a coincidence, but just in case it's not, I'm going to keep away just awhile longer. But, you don't have to take my word for it, because there are people who have actually done studies and stuff. :) 

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