08 January 2017

I am addicted to Facebook

It unfortunately, is very true. I spend more time on Facebook than I do on anything else in my life. I bemoan the fact that I get nothing done at times because I've spent an hour or three on Facebook. And it is not like it's that interesting. I just scroll and scroll and scroll and then get frustrated when I see the same stories over and over again. UGH!!!! I can't work when I see that little number show up on my Facebook tab (because I always have the page open) or when the notification comes across while I'm working on something else. I need to do something and I need to do it now. Before break I would go for hours without looking at Facebook in classes. I would check for 15 minutes of so while I ate lunch, and then put it away while I worked. So I can go without it and the world does not fall apart. So it is time to start withdrawing from this nasty addiction. Here is my routine now:
Wake up: check emails and Facebook
On toilet: check Facebook, play games
Working: check Facebook and email
Bored: Check email and Facebook
Happy: Check email and Facebook
Work on dissertation: check Facebook repeatedly

So I think it's time to change things up. First, I'm going to turn off my notifications from Facebook so they don't pop up while I'm working on something else. Done. Now the notifications will not pop up in the corner of the screen when I'm working. Boom.....

Next, I need to close the Facebook tab and not leave it open all the time. Done. I will NOT keep a Facebook tab open all the time. If I want to check it, I can open it easy enough.

Wow, I feel a little freer right now. Facebook is kind of like a weight around my neck. I constantly feel the need to see what is going on in the world. Well, guess what. Screw the world. I'm going to worry about my little slice of it.

Now I just need to do that on all my devices and things will be good.

Today is the last day of winter break and I'm kind of sad. I did wake up at 4 am this morning but did not get out of bed. Couldn't do it. I did get up at 5:15 though. Today will be full of work. House cleaning, dissertation, general preparedness for tomorrow. And very little social media.

Okay, time to start my day. No social media so no reason to sit here :)

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