We all say we need more hours in the day. I know I say that a lot. Of course that isn’t possible. But we all still wish it were.
We can, however, make good use of the time we have. You have exactly the same number of minutes and hours that I have. How can we get more time out of those hours?
Well for starters, one week ago today, I announced I was cutting out Facebook. I have always been a fairly heavy FB user. Funny, I have tons of friends…and they really are all people I know. And I interact with many of them regularly. It got so it was taking an inordinate amount of my spare time. It became that “just one more straw” thing.
Besides, there is entirely too much crap on Facebook. Controversial (and often untrue) politics from both sides of the aisle, silly game updates, recipes (isn’t that what Pinterest is for?), and more junk too numerous to mention. I swear, nobody has a half way original thought in their head!
Well this camel finally got its back broken. I knew something had to change. And walking away from Facebook was the first logical thing to go. So, I announced that I was backing away and if anyone needed me to know something, they would have to message me or text me or just tell me.
I heard from a few people besides the ones I see regularly. Nobody died because I’m not around. And the only reason I haven’t deactivated my account is because of my daughter. I want to see her photo shoot pictures. And, of course, Soren!
So, I changed my settings…hid a bunch of people so I don’t get distracted and only check once a day. I think this is the way I’m going to do it from now on. I feel like a weight as been lifted off my shoulders. I’m thankful I finally said ‘enough is enough’.