Hello. Happy Wednesday.
This year during Lent I decided to give up Facebook. I deleted it from my phone and logged out of my account on my computer but did not delete my account. Instead of giving up something physical or food related I thought Facebook was a good idea. I felt like I spent too much time looking at it on my phone or when I had free time. The free time without would give me an opportunity to read more books, go for a walk, and any other wonderful things. Today I’m sharing with you five things I learned during my Facebook hiatus.
- It gives me more free time. This was a goal I had when giving up something and it definitely was achieved.
- I use technology less, I am on my computer and phone less allowing me to be more present at home, out in the environment, etc.
- I am no less disconnected from my friends and family. I had wondered if I would feel like I’m missing out on things when not on Facebook but I text/call/email my close friends and family often enough that I may have only missed some photos posted. But overall I don’t feel like I’m out in the middle of nowhere with no contact to my social network.
- When I look at Facebook now I don’t feel any joy, it doesn’t make a difference whether I do or don’t look at my newsfeed. If anything I think a lot of stuff that’s posted on my newsfeed is useless, articles or videos that people share when what I really care about is what’s going with their lives.
- It’s better for my body. There are so many articles about text neck because of how often you look down at your phone. I have to be careful of this already with working cashier at a coffee shop or teaching people Pilates so let’s not make it any worse for me.