The Case Against Facebook…On Your Phone


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I’m going to stand on a small soap box today. I did something last week that has opened so much time in my day and allowed me to be more present in the moment. I deleted Facebook from my phone. I know, I know, it doesn’t sound like a lot. However, I am almost embarrassed to admit how much time I spent scrolling through a timeline of “news” and events that I don’t really care about. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing all the pictures of friends’ babies I don’t live around anymore or the occasional video of a cat playing with an elephant, but the truth is, it was killing HOURS in my day.

A friend gave me the idea last week – you know who you are and a huge thank you to you! I’ve been an active Facebook user since 2005… 10 years of this! Granted, the newsfeed hasn’t been around that long and I didn’t like it when it first came out, but slowly it took over my day like a vine in the garden that can’t be tamed.

Staying off of Facebook during the day has actually made everything a lot more fun;  I’ve limited posting what I’m doing on Facebook and simply enjoy the people I’m with, in the moment I’m in.

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I left the app on my iPad, which I tend to only use in my leisure time and of course, I can always log in on my computer, which I never do. So, what I have found is, I go one about twice a day, in the morning and evening. I get a nice dose of pictures and videos and then I get on with my day. At the end of the day, I get to read comments on anything I posted in the morning and see what others have posted. I find I make it about halfway down the news feed, I get bored, close Facebook and call a friend… novel!I challenge you to remove the Facebook app from your phone. Just for a week and see how you feel.

Happy Organizing!

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