Ok people. I’m cutting out Facebook.
Or rather, I’m cutting down my time on Facebook.
All this time spending browsing through news feeds and pictures of engagement photos, wedding photos, babies, new jobs, new loves, new everything, happy everything….it sickens me. I’m just not in a good place to accept it all and I’ve gotten way too many comparison hangovers than I care to have.
I, like most people these days, wake up by swiping their alarms on their smart phones, then swipe on their home screen and touch the Facebook app button. Bam! In my blurry eyed face are posts of fun happy times of other people that I’m not enjoying and probably won’t for the next few months….or ever. Thanks for the start to my miserable day. Motivation deflated. Happiness popped. Inspiration…where is it?
I’ll have to say that I’ve been making good steps to feeling better about my situation and it’s actually working. I’ve started my superstar routine this past week by deleting my Facebook app off my phone, removing the Facebook shortlink on my browser, and have limited myself to checking it once a day. Now, I start by checking the weather, then checking CNN for any relevant and/or juicy celeb news, eat a small bite, and go out for a run. I’ll do 30 minutes to an hour of exercising, come back and eat another small breakfast meal before a shower. Then, I complete all my online duties at home, make some lunch for Gavin and me before heading out to the library/coffee shop to study/work/apply to jobs/read or do something else productive. I come home at a decent time to make dinner or go out with friends. I sleep at a reasonable time and I feel great.
Having a routine makes a world of a difference, at least for me.
It establishes something to look forward to, and it provides order in my world. I don’t deal well with scatter and I definitely don’t deal well with too much time on my hands to be scouring through news feeds of happy people’s lives.
So, I’m taking a break. A break from the evil empire that is Facebook. I’m also taking a break from Drop That Eggroll, though I’ll still be tuned in with the episodes. I’m still on twitter though that platform still confuses the heck out of me. You’ll find me on this blog more often, and I’ll be in touch on Instagram (still part of FB, but a little less evil), Pinterest, and Yelp! These platforms don’t leave me with as much of a comparison hangover as Facebook does. Ew.
Goodbye sad times (for now). Hello happy goodness from not comparing myself to others so much. Yay!