Life after Deleting Facebook

A little less than a year ago I deleted my Facebook when I started a new job in order to be more professional and become more goal focused.  I initially wanted to avoid the friend requests from co-workers who just craved new gossip material, and quite frankly I just needed the break as it was becoming an addiction.
Many people will refuse to admit they are addicted to Facebook…the same people who call me crazy for deactivating mine.

Life after deactivating my Facebook has…
1. Allowed more time to spend with people building meaningful relationships
• rather than worrying about who commented, who liked, or what others post I have deeper connections occurring face to face
2. Decreased the negativity I’m exposing myself to such as…
• arguments between family/friends
• constant posts how it’s Monday and how will we make it through another work week
• political opinions
• videos of pets and children being abused…why do people post this garbage to begin with?
• No need to keep up with those “friends” who requested me just to be nosey…why do people send requests who don’t even like you anyway? Why did I accept them?
3. No more worrying if people with “like” my newly posted picture/post (yea, I know…you don’t do this, but be real…you do!)
• What if people don’t like this one as must as the last one?  Did I gain weight?  Was I showing enough skin?  Was I showing too much?  Am I portraying myself as a good mother?  I don’t really care what people think…I swear.
4. Allowed me to go through my bad moods without the entire Facebook community becoming alarmed
• Call me impulsive…if I felt a certain way I would post it…even if it was in an incognito kind of way
5. Increased my time spent with my hobbies and opened doors to new experiences

Blogging has generated some of the same worries that Facebook did, but since my personal information isn’t as readily available for all to search I’m more at ease.  Blogging is more therapeutic for me, whereas Facebook was more for keeping connected with friends (*wink*).

Share your thoughts!

Crystal

 

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Crystaleyes20

I’m a mother of three beautiful children who have given me the strength in life to be determined in reaching my goals. I am a teacher certified in English and Special Education and truly enjoy going to work every day. I recently completed my requirements to become certified in school district leadership to make an impact on a much larger scale. I have had my fair share of blood, sweat, and tears, but the entire journey has made me grateful and appreciative of all that I have. One strategy I found helpful was to find something every day to be thankful for---focus on the positives in life! My goal with this blog is to do just that---focus on those “little” moments with the hope to inspire others.

14 thoughts on “Life after Deleting Facebook”

  1. I also deleted my FB over a year ago after I asked myself why am I spending my precious time looking at something that upsets me more than anything else? I haven’t looked back. It’s funny bc I also started blogging sometime after FB. And you’re right, blogging is so much more therapeutic. It truly has been helpful in my journey. I am just getting acquainted with your blog but I quickly saw that it’s the real deal, which I appreciate. 💗

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    1. Very interesting! I started blogging before fb and I think it depends. Fb with my blog friends is educational and hilarious as we all live throughout the world. Fb with family and “real friends” ends up making me angry or unsatisfied lol

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  2. Thanks for sharing, I have often thought I could do without Facebook but it also helps if you decide how you are going to use it. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the follow – looking forward to seeing more of yours. Peace and blessings! 🙂

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  3. I haven’t quite mustered the courage to delete FB but have tried periods of time where I don’t access it at all. I notice I feel more peaceful and centered when I don’t check FB. The only drawback for me, personally, would be to lose contact with many people who I only know through professional and like-minded interests and whom I consider an important network. Also, I am about to start a website for business purposes and hope to promote it through my FB contacts. So there are the pros and cons for me. Thanks for sharing your story.

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    1. That sounds like you have a positive purpose for it. I see so many people who do not use it appropriately and it consumes so much of their time and focus in life. Great points you bring up and I wish you abundance with your business ventures.

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  4. I have deleted Facebook in the past. Shortly after, several people called me wondering if I had just died. Eventually I found that friends that would usually contact me (even though they still have my phone number) gave up. When I went to social events and I was asked if I had a Facebook page, people looked at me like I was an alien when I said I had deleted it…

    So Now, I just gave up. I own the thing and cleared all of my feed. They are happy now, and I don’t have to see what they got their cat for Christmas.

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    1. Hahahaha!!! I’ve had a similar experience!! I did recently reactivated my account (check out my blog for more on that lovely experience). Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts.
      *hugs*
      Crystal

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