I had a realisation last night that Facebook does nothing for me but get me riled up and waste my time. It was good for a time, when I was single and needed to stay up with what was happening in YSA and communicate quickly with a lot of people. But seriously what do I use Facebook for now?
This is how it works.
I open my laptop and my immediate reaction is to click on the most used site in my history (Facebook) or type www.f enter into the address bar. I have found myself doing this even when it was not my purpose for getting on the computer.
I then scroll down the endless drivel on the newsfeed, a plethora of opinions it seems.
Status updates (which i've never really been into) seem to have turned into a place to cause as much controversy and generate as many comment/likes as possible. I mean it's a bit 'look at me' don't you think? Don't get me wrong, i'm just as guilty, in fact when something big happens in my life (i.e engagement, birth of a child) Hayden and I will both post and then check every two minutes to see how the likes/comments are ticking over...like a competition. (Hayden always wins btw).
(And this blog doesn't count cause no-one reads it or comments so i'm really using it as a safe way to talk to myself)
Do I really need likes and comments to up my self-worth? Or is it just a vehicle for Pride, I mean who really cares what i'm thinking? And why does my opinion matter more than anyone else's? And do I seriously think that voicing my opinion is going to change someone else's opinion? Ridiculous.
So given that I don't use Facebook to genuinely keep in contact with anyone. In fact i'm definitely LESS social because of it. And given that my opinion doesn't really matter, and what I think should really be discussed in real life with real people. Like maybe I should CALL someone instead of looking at their life on Facebook to try and suss out what they are up to.
I've given it up.
2 hours ago actually.
My goal is to sit down on the couch and instead of reaching for my phone or laptop to feed my Facebook addiction, i'm hoping that I will do other things. Like make a list of more productive things to do, OR just complete the list that i've had for the past 5 months! Maybe clean up a bit, iron Hayden's shirts, Skype a friend, paint a picture, do some cross stitch. Create a BETTER singing time lesson for Sunday. Bake a cake. (WOW the possibilities are endless). Write in my journal, (including my blog...look at me go!).
Oh and here's the clincher, spend more time CONCENTRATING on this handsome fellow:
And I'm definitely not one of those people that can limit my use of something (I just can't trust myself). I've always been a cold turkey kind of gal.
So goodbye dreary social media world. Hello more productive happy life! End.