I 'gave up' Facebook from Thanksgiving to New Year's, although I didn't want to put strict rules in this experiment. I've been checking messages, made a couple posts, updated my profile picture, etc but in general I've done almost no 'newsfeed scrolling'.
And you know what?
It's life changing.
Yes, I'm out of the loop.
No, I don't miss it.
In fact, almost every time I cave in and fill a moment of boredom with fb, there's a post I wish I hadn't seen. Something that, honestly, makes me envious.
Pictures and posts of things I wish I was invited to, could afford to do/have, was creative or skilled enough to do, had the time to do...you get the idea.
I'm thoroughly convinced that facebook replaces the reality of relationships with the illusion of connections that ultimately leave me (and maybe you) discontent with the amazing life I have.
Not to mention the sheer amount of time involved in 'staying connected' via the 'newsfeed scroll' further distracts me from doing the things I want to do, including building the relationships that would get me invited and included in all the pictures and posts that leave me feeling, ironically and ultimately, lonely.
Facebook, you are fast loosing your appeal to me.
Maybe next I can kick my sugar habit?