Monday, December 30, 2013

my love hate relationship with facebook & the beginning of the great purge

Lately I find myself spending WAY too much time on facebook. I feel like it's unhealthy and defining my daily life far too much. It's so easy to do, especially when you stay at home all day with a 5 month old for company.

I keep telling myself I can't help it, I need facebook, my brain is turning to mush without social interaction. Especially the mom groups that got me through the roughest stages of the newborn baby/mama phase.

But here's the thing. I think my brain is turning to even more mush by spending so much time on facebook.

So I've started what will likely be a massive facebook purge. I've left the mom group that I was starting to feel addicted to (or rather, had an unhealthy obsession with). That's step one. Step two: I logged out of my facebook app on my phone. I'll be honest, I feel a little like my day is a lot emptier but I'll adapt. For now I still keep reaching for my phone, out of habit, to check in on facebook.

I think that empty, knee jerk habit is telling enough as it is and honestly, reason enough to cull facebook from my daily life.

I suspect that within the next few days I will delete the facebook app completely and start removing myself from even more pages/groups. After that... I'm not sure. Maybe removing photos.

I don't know if I'll ever completely leave facebook, but I am definitely going to minimize it's role in my life.

Who knows, if I stop spending so much time on facebook I might surprise myself and start blogging regularly again. Or find more time to get outside, do yoga, or crafting. Or spending more time being present with this little one:

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