No, I’m not telling you to delete Facebook. But I will share my experience to this point.
I deleted my Facebook account on April 25th.
It took 30 days for it to be fully deleted. It’s been three months now and it’s been great for me. But I am being cautious. I did the same thing back in 2016. I even preached about it. Then I became the Facebook hypocrite. I got back on to join a fitness group. I went about 4 months without having any friends. Then in 2017, I officially began sending out friend requests.
It seems like it’s been longer than three months. I certainly have been able to accomplish so much during this time. It almost feels a little weird. The withdrawal symptoms are gone. I’m finding my groove again.
I will continue to keep you posted as I continue to learn more about myself. This has been a great journey so far. Here are a few thoughts I want to share with you.
- It is possible to live without social media.
- You can still stay connected with others without social media.
- Your life will become more quiet, but in a good way.
- You will spend less time on your phone.
- Your productivity in other areas of your life will increase
- If you’ve been thinking about getting off social media or recognizing the negative effects of it in your life, try a 30 day challenge where you deactivate your account. If you find that really tough to do, then you probably should really do it.
Below are two book recommendations for you to read. There are plenty of other books as well, but these two really gave me more insight and motivation to DELETE.
- “Deepwork” by Cal Newport
- “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport
And always remember…
I CAN DO…SO CAN YOU.