A month ago.. I ended the madness. The chaos, the gossip, the creeping, the wondering, the over-thinking and the anxiety.
I hope this does not come as a surprise, but life does exist outside of the Facebook world. If it does, well then you are in some serious need of social media rehabilitation. That or treatment for mega photo creeping (may I kindly suggest a blind across your eyes?). This rehab…. this treatment… is not as difficult as one may think. Maybe because, alas, there is life outside of this god damn Facebook bubble that seems to suck even the most sensible people into cyberspace zombieland. Even a titty shake sometimes doesn’t wake em. If breasts can’t do it, who can?
So get that meticulous little finger of yours and drag the mouse up and exit Crackbook.
You’re still not convinced it’ll make a difference in your life? Check it…
I have been without Facebook now for a month, and trust you me.. I was an avid Facebook user for years, since ’06. This isn’t AA but if it was I know people would acknowledge this as a real addiction problem.
What have been the benefits so far since quitting Facebook? A major difference I’ve noticed is a decrease in my anxiety and stress levels. I’m not having to worry about connecting and communicating with hundreds of people who are not even physically located nearby, I am focused on those I see in person in that present moment. Who knew so much anxiety could occur as a result of being responsible for all those ‘friends’ you have on Facebook!!!! What a disaster.
And if anxiety doesn’t seem to hit your system the way it does mine, how about all those hours lost to creeping, criticizing, mocking, and comparing others, sometimes even to yourself, which ends up being completely unrealistic and boring, not to mention extremely unattractive and dull. Stop being so self-absorbed!!!!! And for those who feel self-righteous, I have also screamed at myself for this and moved on.
Try life sans Facebook for one week. I promise you will realize how much of your energy is absorbed into social cyberspace, and then maybe you will trim the fat.
Trim that fat, you phat cat.
And if you’re a Facebook addict and decide to take on my challenge of a Facebookless life for one week, write a comment below giving your feedback.
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