I Have Noticed Something After Being Off Facebook for 6 Weeks
A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article talking about how I felt after not being on Facebook for three weeks. Well, three more weeks have gone by and I am very happy to say that I still haven’t utilized my personal Facebook. I have finished six and am currently working on my seventh week of Facebook freeness and there is something else that I have noticed.
In my last article, I believe I acknowledged or eluted to the fact that I was in a better headspace. I think a big reason for that is that my anxiety has dropped quite a bit since getting off of Facebook. I haven’t had to worry about seeing the next awful thing that may or may not happen. Granted, I know that bad things are going to happen. Because that’s how the world works. But not being on edge as often because I don’t have to worry about seeing the next awful news post (that might not even be true) is a great thing.
Something else that I can appreciate is FOMO (fear of missing out). Usually, this is seen as a bad thing. However, in this case, not so much. I used to feel this obligation to make sure I was scrolling through Facebook to find the next big thing. 9 times out of 10 that next big thing was actually something ridiculous and had no effect on my life whatsoever. If it was or is truly that important, I am going to find out about it. I’ll just be a little late to the party and I’ll probably find out from someone I care about or can actually trust.
I seriously can not recommend taking time away from social media enough. If you have felt bogged down lately and can’t figure out why to give this a try. Don’t about not being in the loop. If something is that important you WILL find out about it. You just don’t have to sludge through the other bs to get there.