My Four Day Facebook Unplug

I'm in a lot of Facebook groups. A lot! In one of my groups, someone brought up unplugging from Facebook for a few days. They mentioned all the time Facebook distractions took away from other things in their life, things that are actually important, especially our kids and family.
This really made sense to me, because Facebook is, admittedly, my biggest time suck. I'm always scrolling through, getting sucked up in all the pointless status updates, liking "cool" stuff, and catchy headlines like "15 celebrities who are now broke". Really, it's pathetic.

It distracts me from my schoolwork, family, housework, etc. It's just so easy to get sucked in.

So, I decided I was going to unplug too. Thursday to Sunday, I logged out of Facebook on my phone and computer. And you know what?

It was pretty great.

I'd like to say that I spent that time being super productive and accomplishing all these things I was missing out on before, but that would probably be a lie.

Thursday I watched a few hours of The Vampire Diaries with my husband. Friday I substitute taught Kindergarten, had some transmission work done on our SUV, and had my first drop (or two or three) or alcohol in over a year. Saturday I folded tons of laundry and watched waaaay too much The Fosters. Sunday I pulled out my stove and fridge out and swept/mopped. Something I haven't done in like...ever?

Okay, okay. So, there wasn't a big epiphany. My life didn't suddenly turn to unicorns and fairy dust. But... Facebook didn't implode without my presence, either. To be honest, it felt good to be disconnected for a few days. Like everyone else, I fall victim to wasting minutes turned to hours on Facebook doing nothing. I'm hoping this experience will help me be more tuned in to how I'm spending my time.

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