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Day 7 of no social media.
While normally I would be perusing Facebook or Instagram while watching YouTube or Netflix, I am instead relegated to reading a book instead. Luckily I have my Kindle so I don’t have to feel the old fashioned weirdness of actual pages touching my fingers (joking, I’m joking here). I can pretend that the subtle glow of the back light on my Kindle is showing me status updates of friends in far off places instead of giving me a story to enjoy or something to learn. Hideous! I’m not sure how much more I can stand of this social medialess world!!
I have NO IDEA what is going on in the world! To see if it’s raining I actually have to LOOK OUT MY WINDOW or ask Siri or Alexa what the weather is like! Hell once I even had to turn on the weather channel, like it was 1995 or something! How did people live like this??
But seriously, I”m actually quite proud of myself. I’ve only actually gone on Facebook a couple of times in the last week. Yes, I know, I said I wasn’t going to be on at all, but well, I lied. Seriously, did anyone REALLY think I’d be able to stay off completely? Yea, I don’t think so. I’m such an addict, it’s really quite embarrassing…. which is why I’m quitting… at least for now.
I don’t like not having control over myself like that. I don’t like my phone and a website having complete control over my daily activities. Instead I’m doing things like working, reading full articles online and finding some pretty interesting blogs to read.
I’ve also blogged here a bit, started another blog, wrote in the book I’m trying to get done, and read some great business books! I mean, I’m getting so much done now that my spare minutes aren’t spent on Facebook! It’s really nice. AND I don’t feel like I’m angry all the time because of some idiot saying something stupid that makes me want to throw my phone at them.
It’s been a stressful week too, because we had to let someone go in our business. That was horrible!! People don’t realize how hard it is to have to let someone go, with good reason, but still it’s freaking horrible! But without Facebook, which is where I’d go to talk to people about what happened, instead I wrote on my blog, and dealt with it. By doing that, I minimized the stress and anxiety!
So it’s only been a week. I don’t know how long I’ll “stay off Facebook”. Maybe I’ll never go back to it the way I was. Maybe I’ll be on there here and there. I don’t think I’ll spend the amount of time I used to spend on there though. I feel way too good about being off there to go back fully. I’d highly recommend a sabbatical from social media if you can do it!