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Breaking Free from Facebook

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Are you addicted to Facebook? Are you always updating your status, checking other people’s pics, cyber stalking, etc. etc.

I was.

I used to spend so much time on Facebook, I actually started to think in status updates! After am outing with Sawyer I’d think “Fun day at the park” or I’d wake up tired and think “sleep, I miss you”.

Honesty, I make myself believe I couldn’t live without it. The humorous pictures, the money saving coupons, birthday reminders…all important things right?

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I will admit Facebook and I have had our “frenemy” moments.  I am an opinionated person, and I have said some things I shouldn’t have. Since then I have learned to have self control, but I am always tempted.

Lately it seems Facebook has been upsetting me more than anything. I get so tired of people posting about nothing, the complainers, the know-it-alls who need to have the last say, or the horrible groups where people repeatedly ask the same stupid questions like they have never heard of Google.

Then, one day I was playing with the girls and Sansa was upset with a toy because she couldn’t get it in her mouth. I laughed at her and said “if it doesn’t make you happy, don’t do it” and gave her another toy.

Light bulb moment! If it doesn’t make me happy anymore why am I doing it? Yes, I used to enjoy it once, but not anymore. Really, at the end of the day only a few friends on Facebook are actual friends.

So, I stopped going on for two weeks. And guess what? I didn’t miss it. I was happy. I was being productive with my time working on my websites and articles instead of staring scrolling through a million pictures of kittens.

After two weeks I went on briefly just to check things out.

Mistake.

I made a comment on someone’s wall and I innocently referred to a common group as “the” group instead of “her” group and she messaged me upset. I was instantly upset that I upset her. Then I calmed down and realized who cares? I don’t know this person and if she wants to be anal that’s not my problem.

Lesson learned: Facebook does not make me happy.

So I am not going to go on it anymore except for my blog page and see how it goes. Wish me luck

Is there anyone else out there who has given up Facebook, or thought about it? How did it go?

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About Shannon

I am a university educated full-time working mother of three children and expecting #4. Proudly Canadian, I freeze my butt off along with my loving partner, two dogs and a cat. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them, but if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.

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8 thoughts on “Breaking Free from Facebook

  1. I have a love hate relationship with facebook. I really don’t post all that often, but I like reading what other people post. Sometimes I can feel jealous of other people’s accomplishments or possessions though so I try to limit how much I am on it.

    Posted by momtimes4 | August 2, 2013, 11:13 am
    • It’s weird I am not competitive at games but I make life into this huge competition! So I really have to try not to compare myself and my life in relation to others, and Facebook does not help with that! LOL

      Posted by Shannon | August 2, 2013, 1:41 pm
  2. Since I’ve found blogging, I spend way more time here than FB. I think my time is better spent here since writing is a workout for my brain. I’ve never really had any drama on FB but it does get pretty tedious listening to people bitch about the weather. I totally know what you mean about thinking in status updates though!!

    Posted by momasteblog | August 2, 2013, 1:52 pm
  3. Yes I don’t really do or get FB I have a page, tried to start a writers group, but I couldn’t really get it. So have stuck to blogging, much more useful and fun way of learning and interacting with people via online.

    Posted by Maria Matthews | February 25, 2014, 10:56 am

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