MY FACEBOOK ADDICTION

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  1. Yay!! For you!!!
    I quit 2 years ago..i have never looked back! ❤️

    1. Go you! That’s awesome! It’s been a long time coming for me…I should have quit years ago!

  2. anxiouspenguin7 says:

    wow awesome! I need some of your motivation to quit my addictions….

    1. 🙂 I am just realizing more clearly now, what my addictions are. Some are very subtle, but have complete control over my life. It simply wasn’t healthy for me anymore.

  3. swtswtsue says:

    Wow, how oh-so-familiar! Good for you, girl. Cut ’em loose!

    I was a super active FB user for quite a few years. FB was a HUGE part of my daily routine. I never went on there for just a quick morning check-in, either; I was on there ALL DAMN DAY. Not healthy whatsoever. And then, as I sunk deeper and deeper into my depression, little by little I stopped caring. But I still felt guilty for missing birthdays, so I would go on just to make my “Happy Birthday” rounds. And then I finally realized just how ridiculous and unauthentic that was. As much as I wanted to believe that I was truly wishing people a happy birthday, I wasn’t… Because It became a forced obligation that ultimately made me feel like a complete fraud.

    I still have a page but it’s just kind of sitting there. I’m on the fence about deleting it. It’s one of the few ways I keep in touch with long lost friends… But then again, if we were really, TRULY long lost friends, we wouldn’t need FB to stay in touch in the first place.

    Keep up the good work! Honestly, and as weird as this may sound – it gets easier. MUCH easier. And eventually, you might even thank yourself. I certainly don’t miss reading those blatant attention-seeking posts about how much someone’s life sucks. “Today was a terrible day – feeling blah. 😦 ” Nope, I don’t miss them at all. 😉

    Well done, my friend! (Sorry for the rant, haha.) ❤

    1. Thanks for the comment! Good for you! I hear ya on the depression part! I too, found myself getting really depressed and it’s really subtle at first, and then one day you’re in the middle of a long depressive episode and not sure why. It’s because of what I was subjecting myself to day in and day out. I also was starting to sound like one of those ‘attention seeking’ folks and it was making me sick to my stomach! I found no one really read my stuff, commented. And if they did, I always paid attention to the naysayers and those that didn’t agree with me, making me feel even worse about myself. But they had every right to disagree, etc. I just was too sensitive.

      I have a lot of work to do in dropping self judgements. And I am realizing that Facebook was just adding fuel to the fire for me, so it had to go for now. I didn’t make me feel good at all after a while, and that isn’t healthy. It was draining me, my life, and my energy!

      I found myself messaging my best friend everyday about ‘how I was doing’. What is that about? No, no, no. I need to learn to gauge that on my own.

      Anyway, thanks for reading! And glad you found some balance! 🙂

      1. swtswtsue says:

        You are so welcome! But, thank you for sharing your thoughts to begin with! I completely identify with everything you’ve mentioned. Spot-on. By the way, you’re an excellent writer. I really admire that about you (among many other things). 🙂

        I’m still learning about depression, too. It’s sneaky. It creeps into your life little by little, and before you know it, you’re completely consumed by it. I’m still amazed by that, and quite frightened, actually.

        I’m happy to read that you’re beginning to put the pieces together, finding out what’s best for YOU, and what isn’t. I’m in the same boat. It’s tough work, right? FB is not the place for you right now. This may sound like a simple awareness, but I don’t think it is at all. This is a HUGE thing for you!! Be proud!!

        And I’m right with you on the self judgment thing – I have a ton of work to do in this department as well. It’s the hardest work I’ve ever done, and even though I KNOW I’m making progress, I still find a way to judge the quality of my progress. But I’m trying my best to be gentle with myself. It sounds as though you’re learning to do this as well – GOOD FOR YOU!

        One last thing – I know how hard it is to try to gauge yourself. I found myself doing the exact same thing with my best friend. I’m slowly weeing myself away from that and learning to trust myself… But it’s not easy, especially when you’re in such a fragile state (like me). So, be kind to yourself, as much as possible. It’s hard to see progress when you’re “in it,” but coming from the other side, I see you moving forward by leaps and bounds. Keep up the awesome work, my dear. I’m in your corner rooting for ya! BIG, reassuring hugs sent your way. I’m very proud of you! ❤

      2. Thank you so much for your encouraging words! ❤ That means so much to me. I could not reply directly to your post for some reason, so I do hope you see this.

        Depression is a nasty beast and I am frightened of the depths it can take us as well. I hear you on that. I am hoping that by deactivating my account that I will be less prone to depression, which I do think I will as most of my depression stemmed from self-judgement, chaos, and feeling less than, when in reality I know I am not. None of us are. We are all unique and amazing individuals.

        I am so glad to hear you are finding balance and that you are being kind to yourself through the process. It is not easy. I am my own worst critic and I can be ruthless to myself at times. I am learning the art ever so slowly.

  4. Thank you so much for your encouraging words! ❤ That means so much to me. I could not reply directly to your post for some reason, so I do hope you see this.

    Depression is a nasty beast and I am frightened of the depths it can take us as well. I hear you on that. I am hoping that by deactivating my account that I will be less prone to depression, which I do think I will as most of my depression stemmed from self-judgement, chaos, and feeling less than, when in reality I know I am not. None of us are. We are all unique and amazing individuals.

    I am so glad to hear you are finding balance and that you are being kind to yourself through the process. It is not easy. I am my own worst critic and I can be ruthless to myself at times. I am learning the art ever so slowly.

  5. thefeatheredsleep says:

    I weaned myself mostly away and whilst it took a while the negatives also left. Xxx

    1. That’s good to hear. Glad you are seeing the positives in weaning yourself off. 🙂 I can see and feel the benefits of not being on already. Clearer mind #1, and most powerful benefit of them all, for me. I feel more myself when I post my work on wordpress anyway. I appreciate reading other people’s work here as well, much more than regurgitated information and quotes read on facebook. It’s my avenue to express myself, and facebook simply doesn’t have the power to satisfy me in that way. 🙂

      1. thefeatheredsleep says:

        Really glad! I kept going back and I still have a page but I never go and it is healthier for me. I wish you similar peace of mind xxx

  6. thefeatheredsleep says:

    I wish you better people and support here, it’s more genuine xx

    1. I am finding this to be very, very true. 🙂

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