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Freedom from FaceBook

I think I may have finally kicked my FaceBook addiction!

I realised quite recently that I was spending about 2 hours a day on social media, mainly FaceBook…WTF???? Do I want to live my life like that? Do I want FaceBook to be the first thing I do when I wake up and am drinking my tea? Ummmm, nope. I’m tired of social media playing such a huge role in my life. Don’t get me wrong, I love it…too much…and thats the problem.

So i’ve been cutting down on my usage…and this is a double edged sword. Yes, I feel better for it…i’m reading more, i’m journalling more, I’m listening to podcasts and classical music…but…I’m also missing stuff. Missing my friends highs and lows and feeling bad about that…its not FOMO…its GAMO (guilt at missing out) lol.

There are hundreds of articles online saying how bad social media is for your mental health, and I can see that (especially when it comes to teenagers). But for me, its not about being envious of other peoples lives, and it doesn’t make me feel more isolated than I already am. Its more about putting myself first, and realising that, if I truly want to put me first, something has to give. I cant go on feeling overwhelmed and that there just aren’t enough hours in a day.

I don’t know if this is a permanent thing. Give it a few weeks and I might be back to my daily 2 hours lol. But at the moment, it feels right for where I am in my life. Sometimes, I just have to realise that I cant do everything. I’m not superwoman…and thats a hard thing to accept.

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