Yep, you read right. I've decided to break up with Facebook. For a long while, at least.
A few things have happened in the last week or so that have made me re-evaluate my life in many ways, and I've decided that for now Facebook is better out of my life than in it. I trialled deactivating my account a few days ago, and it was utter bliss. No unquenchable urge to check for updates 45 times a day, no skimming through my endless news feed. It was so nice not to be sucked into the Facebook abyss and I really enjoyed my days at home with the kids far more. I was more attentive, I was insanely productive and have ticked so many things off my 'to do' list already.
So I've decided that I'm going to deactivate it again, and let people get in touch with me in the old school way, by phone or email.
I'm not sure how long I'll do it. And I do know I'd like to go back in from time to time as Facebook is the only way I am in touch with a lot of people and it will mean missing out on that, but I think for me, where I am at right now, I really need the space from social media. I plan to still Instagram and hop on Pinterest when I get the chance, but I don't find those mediums quite so time wasting. I will just reactivate my Facebook account every few weeks or so just to catch up with some peeps.
And funnily enough, the break from Facebook has given me the head space back to want to blog more than I have in a long time. So that's a good thing!
I honestly didn't think I could cut Facebook out of my life, but I feel so much better for it now I've made the decision and given it a little go. Currently I've just announced it to my friends and giving them the chance to grab my other contact details before I deactivate for a long while......bye bye Facebook, it's been fun, but now there is some other fun to be had!
What about you? Do you think you could live without Facebook? Does it take up too much of your time each day? Do you feel compelled to check it 60 times a day like I used to?