Good Morning! Last Monday I posted that I was taking a hiatus from Facebook for the week, and I did. I didn't check in at all, didn't even "peek". I cut it out 'cold turkey' no issues. I saw the little notices popping up and by the time I checked today I had 99 notifications waiting for me. It took me a few minutes to get through them, reply to a couple that I thought needed a reply, took a quick look in my feed, then I updated my profile pics and closed out all within 15 minutes.
So the question remains, did I miss Facebook?
My answer, no, not l really. I suppose I don't know what's going on with some of my friends & family, but the world still keeps on turning. It is without a doubt, a definite (and huge) time waster for me. I tend to get caught up in things which shouldn't really concern me. The stupid drama people post drives me insane mostly... especially the passive aggressive posts people post about others (on their own friends list!) or simply looking for attention.
I did miss some of the sweet posts & photos people share however, and I did kept FB messenger as I have a few friends I chat with through the APP, but I deleted my one FB app and will be deleting the one on my iPod today as well. I'll keeping my messenger APP however. I mostly talk to my BFF and she sent me 2 links this week from FB, 1 she knew i'd want to read and 1 about something that happened very close to her home. My Dh told me about something he read on my FB that he thought i'd want to know about & told me that my neice posted some absolutely adorable photos of her new little princess that I didn't want to miss. lol! This works for me.
I didn't waste my time and energy getting sucked into any drama, didn't read the world news a million times a day which makes my stress/anxiety shoot through the roof some days, I didn't shoot off my mouth about things, or rant & rave to my husband about stupid sh*t I read on FB which I have no control over, and doesn't really matter in the end. lol! So my week long hiatus was a win/win in my books!
In the end, i've decided that I will check in to Facebook on the weekend to see what's going on. I'll give myself a 30 minute 'allowance' to reply to whatever, post what i'd like to post and simply 'catch-up'.
I'm glad I did this little experiment and am very happy with the results! :)
On that note, i'm off for the day as Mya has her Allergist appointment at 9:00 am so we can find out about food allergies, then I have a 'to do' list I need to get through before we head out tonight to see "A Christmas Story" at the Grand Theatre with the kids! We're so excited!! It should be a great day! Enjoy yours!
Do you enjoy Facebook?
Have you had to take 'breaks' away from social media?