Face – off

I visited a blog about two weeks ago and read about someone who had decided not to log on to Facebook for a week.

I thought this might be something to try, a fun little challenge to see if I could do without. I had felt for some time that Facebook didn’t really do anything for me, that it didn’t really add anything but rather took away from my time, even though I do enjoy writing sarcastic updates from time to time. I also enjoy reading articles that my friends post, even though I also spend too much time on the stupid vines that my old students shares with the world.

When I thought about it, I came to the conclusion that most of the people I was interacting with on Facebook were actually my co-workers, so I decided that because I see them everyday anyway, I may as well try this no-Facebook-thing.

One week later I had visited Facebook three times, because I was going to a party and the invitation was on Facebook and I didn’t have the address and… Ah, yes. But then I realized that I really didn’t need it as an app, as the app was the real problem, not Facebook itself. So I got rid of the app almost a week ago and haven’t felt the need to check my Facebook since. If I do get the itch I will have to make a decision to log in on a computer, and it feels good to have to make a deliberate decision to enter, not just check it by habit at all times.

Furthermore, now that I don’t connect with my colleagues at all times, we have more to talk about when we meet at work that isn’t work related. And I have decided to randomly stick my head into different rooms during next week, shouting my (former Facebook) updates and then leave, just so they won’t miss my sarcasm too much.

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About thereseastrom

A wife, mother of two, teacher and new, but firm, believer in minimalism. Trying to get all the pieces of the puzzle fit together.
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2 Responses to Face – off

  1. Haley says:

    I deleted my Facebook in July because I thought it was a useless distraction. I was worried that I would miss out on events without it but I’ve found that people still reach out since they know I don’t have it. Deactivating is reversible if you ever want to try it for a bit!

    • I think just removing the app from my phone is enough for the time being. I think I’ve visited Facebook three times in total last week, once to ask if anyone wanted some of my stuff. It is great that way – you reach a lot of people really fast. But it has definitely freed up a lot of time for me, not having the app on the phone! I find myself reading more inspiring blogs or just being in the moment more. Which feels very good!
      Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

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