I spend way too much damn time on my phone.
Yesterday I was honestly sick of how much time I was checking my phone and spending time on Facebook. I’d even gotten in a few comment wars over politics and COVID that had me stressed and pulling my hair out. I was ashamed that I had been picking fights with friends and neighbors, both of us knowing that we wouldn’t change the other’s mind and damaging our real life friendship.
I’ve been contemplating deleting Facebook but so much of my blog relies on my interaction on social media. So today, when I woke up I posted the blog post for the day and I deleted the app.
SO SO SO many times, I opened my phone, totally mindlessly, and opened the bill paying app I use that was in the place where facebook used to be. I wouldn’t even be thinking and I would be reaching for my phone and opening the app. UGH!
Here are a few observations I made throughout the day:
I am so much more present with the boys.
Time goes by so slowly.
It’s amazing what you can get done when you aren’t checking Facebook every five minutes.
I was in such a better mood.
I did things today I’ve intended to do for weeks.
I feel so caught up around the house.
I did a ton of cleaning and organizing, something I truly enjoy doing. I listened to podcasts, did laundry, totally cleaned my entire couch, washed the pillows and cushions, and now it’s only 4 pm and I’m sitting outside, watching the boys play “astruction” in the rocks in the driveway. We’ve been in the pool, had a picnic, took in recycling, Carver has a friend over, and we’ve just had an awesome day.
My favorite part of today is that Carver had his dear friend Brody over. We all love Brody. Carver and Brody are just 2 weeks apart in age and lives just outside of town. We’ve been family friends for years and he is such a good influence on Carver.
So in the end, I 10/10 recommend that you delete Facebook for a day. I know I’ll reinstall it and I’ll admit to taking five minutes or so in the morning and afternoon to purposefully look at facebook and I enjoyed it. It wasn’t mindless time wasting and scrolling.
So yeah! That’s all I have folks!
I agree. I have to catch up now with you moms blog, read yours, see all the beautiful quilt ideas to inspire me for the day, check out greeting card ideas, read country threads and then I’m off to do my thing. Take care and enjoy those boys!
I want FB to be my connection to family and friends. I block lots of sites that my family & friends share, now I dont see political crap or memes that I think are inappropriate. It keeps my FB friendly and joyful.
There’s an app out there that will keep your social media apps limited to a predetermined amount of time. Maybe that will allow you easy access but also make you more mindful of time?
I must admit I like FB because it keeps me in touch with family and friends while we travel. I also like looking at others that have completed or are working on quilts or cross stitch projects. I tend to ignore everything else – it just gets my dander up.
I joined Facebook to help do marketing for a business that wasn’t mine. Long story short that was a big mistake–Two years of my time with not even a thank you in return. I often say you don’t really know someone until you’re friends on Facebook. I have deleted, snoozed and blocked a few because I refuse to deal with childish drama. I often go for days without checking in and honestly if I deleted my account, I’d only miss two of my childhood friends and updates on our local school situation.
I keep in touch with family and friends on facebook, but I don’t have the app on my phone…on my laptop only. I rarely use my phone for the internet – the screen is too small and I share 4 gigs of data with my husband. It helps to keep the addiction to the internet a bit more under control.