I’ve been wanting to for some time, but finally yesterday I deactivated my Facebook account.
Honestly I’d love to just delete it entirely, but I don’t expect that to be an option any time soon, because of connections with my Masonic fraternity and sharing pictures and moments with my daughter to extended family. I just need a little break though, some time away from it and detox from it. I need to spend more time focused on work projects, dealing with getting old house ready for sale or rent, and enjoy time with my daughter. I need to stop opening the website or mobile app every few minutes or hour or whatever. I deleted the app from my phone too so that should also help with the muscle memory of just opening Facebook for no reason. Also, I’m just tired of the crap I so often read in my newsfeed.
I’m also curious to see how this will change my life, who I stay in contact with and where the real life friendships truly are. I’m hoping to get more focused on important things now; spend more time thinking, reading, learning, being inspired. Maybe this will also help me get back to journaling regularly with Day One, and blog here too, who knows?
I’m sure I’ll re-activate the account in the near future, but hopefully not too soon. I expect I’ll probably do it for a while at least while we’re on the trip to Germany and the Balkans coming up. By then though, I hope to have killed off the muscle memory and addiction to using the site and app so much in the day.