I been learning to appreciate more and more my time, as part of this I decided back in January to deactivate my FB account, and remove FB and IG apps on my phone.
During the last seven months I opened FB only when I had a purpose to use it. I reactivated my account few days ago and close it a few min ago, and I did some reflecting about it and this is what I noticed/learned.
Every time I reactivate my account, I notice I miss it less and need it less
Sure the first few days and weeks it can be difficult, yeah because I had an habit of going to fb.com or picking up my phone just to check FB but then I began noticing the times I was doing it. Noticing how much I was doing it made start believing I had a problem, I wasted a lot of time checking FB and that helped me miss it and avoid it in my life more and more.
I can to use FB in a mindful way and with purpose
When I decided to reactivate my account it’s because I have a purpose, maybe I want to check in on a friend, contact with professionals, look for properties, etc. When I achieve my purpose I deactivate my account again.
Before going to FB think about what you want to accomplish and what’s the purpose
FB can be a very toxic place you be part of that toxicity
Maybe you don’t noticed, I didn’t noticed for a long time until I stopped using the site and noticed I was myself a toxic person sometimes, I used to discuss and sometime troll people which is not mature and professional, plus fb is not a great place to share and/or discuss idea in a smart, healthy way.
I found this article about discussing in the new era of twitter/FB and how it used to be before. (read article).
Last year I used FB 55 hours (based on RescueTime), I could have read 2475 or around 9 books in that time, I could have learned something valuable, or spend that time putting attention to more important things that will help me accomplish my goals in life.
Many have written about this topic and I wanted to share my two cents, hope this helps you think about it and make the move of living the real life.