I have (/had) a Facebook obsession.
I didn't mean to...and I know I'm not alone.
If I'm really honest with myself, I was spending hours--multiple HOURS on this social media site every day.
And it started to affect other areas of my life. I felt disconnected if I didn't check it every few hours. I woke up and scrolled through posts before even getting out of bed.
I started to feel discontent about my life compared to people I barely knew--Whhhhy do those people I met twice get to go on tropical vacation? buy a house? have a better marriage? have a fulfilling job and brag about it?
I've tried several times to just limit my time and involvement on Facebook, but it never worked. I manage the social media for my workplace and so I had an "excuse" to be on it all day long. And I mean All. Day. Long.
This is almost embarrassing to admit. But finally came to a point where I needed a break. I think Monica's post helped to convince me. I was getting mentally sucked in to the lives of people I didn't even know.
So earlier this week I wrapped up my work presence on Facebook, created a private, generic account for my work, and shut down my Facebook account.
I'm so relieved. I think I can probably add 25% productivity to my job. I can spend less time staring at the computer/phone screen, and most of all I can be present...and hopefully more content.
I'm not sure how long this will last, but for now it's needed.