I decided that it’s time for me to kick Facebook to the curb. I’ve toyed with the idea a few times before, but it never stuck. I mean, I run a business so I need Facebook, right? And my homeschool group has amazing resources. And my team group! Support is SOOO crucial! And I’m an admin on another team group so how can I quit???
I know people say it all the time. They’re done with Facebook. But three hours later we all come crawling back.
I guess the why is important here. I’ve finally realized I just can’t control myself with the newsfeed. I get on to check something/post something and then 15 minutes go by and I still haven’t done the thing I was supposed to do. And the kids start fighting and I get grumpy with them for getting in trouble when it was my fault because I wasn’t paying attention to them.
And while I was scrolling I would end up calling people idiots for things they share, and some posts would be downright heartbreaking. And then I stew on those things for the rest of the day.
I keep thinking “am I seriously spending my precious time making myself angry???” Why am I spending HOURS doing this to myself and those I love?
And yes, there are great resources on there! There are great people and groups and links and such, but for me it’s just not worth it.
Oh, and the oversharing. I tend to post/share things in public that really should probably be kept to a tighter circle. Nothing scandalous or such, but there’s no intimacy on Facebook so i can see how it could be dangerous.
This isn’t real life. My amazing, crazy, beautiful life is far more interesting.
Or at least it would be if I was actually paying attention to it.
After some counsel from a trusted priest, I am going to maintain my Facebook account for three reasons:
- My business. I will remain active in all my team groups and my private customer group. It really is a convenient way to stay in touch and share photos and videos and build connections. I will continue post to my business page as well.
- My homeschool groups. I’m part of two great homeschool groups and one great homemaker group. I will stay active in those, the resources are incredibly valuable as are the relationships.
- My blog Facebook page. I’ll be there to reply to comments and messages, because I truly feel called to writing this blog.
That’s it. No scrolling. No posting. No sharing. I am leaving that part behind. The plan is saying a prayer before i go on Facebook and only going on with a set plan of what I am doing. No rabbit trails.
I’ve made it through day one, and I think I did pretty good! I’ll keep you updated.