I did’t plan on breaking up with Facebook. I knew I was going to limit my time on the site because I was spending WAY too much of it there. But then I started reading The Gifts of Imperfection by Brenè Brown (OMG, soooooooo good! Go watch her TED Talks!), and I read her words about–paraphrasing here–spending time in fulfilling activity and how vegging in front of the computer for hours after work often leaves people feeling empty. I realized that’s exactly what I was doing. Vegging. For hours. Worse, I was “connected” with people from school, but because of that “connection” I’d quit actually seeking them out. Facebook was an addiction. And it was taking away from who I am instead of making me a stronger, wiser, happier person.
I don’t think that’s the same for everyone. But for me, Facebook without boundaries is worse than Pinterest.
So, I’m on a Facebook hiatus. When (if) I get back on, I’m setting a strict time limit.
Family, I love you! Text me. Email me. Tweet me. Or better yet, come see me!
Friends, the same thing applies.
Facebook friends: We’ll meet again. I just need to Facebook detox. I’ll be back after Easter.