Last week I had 2 separate days fasting from Facebook. I say fasting because it was like a fast, it was difficult and I was hungry for that connection. Honestly, that scares me. I like to be constantly reviewing my life and I have come to the conclusion that Facebook has too great a hold over me and I don't like that. Maybe its the human or the woman in me that loves to read about other peoples lives but really when it comes down to it I'm not reading anything interesting and my life is not being enriched. If anything my life is being taken from.
You know, its not like I spend 8 hours on it at a time, but my laptop is mostly always open and I always feel the need to refresh my homepage. Seconds turn into minutes and minutes add up to hours. I'm sick of hearing about others complaining (well aware I'm doing that now) or hearing about such mundane details I really dont care about. I'm sick of reading swear words, hateful words and words that insult my faith.
Surely there is something better for my life?
So for the next week I am going to go Facebook free and I sincerely hope that I can complete the week and get out the other side. To distract myself I have made a list of things that have been on my to do list for yonks. When I feel bored or unsure of what to do once Milla is tended to and the house work is done I will revert to this list.
- Complete 2 more scrapbook pages for Millas first year album
- Complete 2 more granny stripe colours for my Granny Blanket
- Sew something. Anything! (Did I mention my sewing machine is fixed?)
- Rearrange our lounge with our dining table (it's coming out of storage tonight!)
- Bake something. Anything! I miss delicious baking treats.
- Write posts and read blogs in one sitting rather than throughout the day
- Continue to read my book, The Help
- Re organise Millas draws and figure out what clothes she needs for the size she is growing into (0)
Honeslty, as a mother with a young baby that is PLENTY to do amongst everything else. I will be surprised if I get all of this done but at least its a reference point.
I will continue to be blogging and reading your posts as well as Tweeting on my Twitter account.
To avoid Facebook I will for the most part keep my laptop on our dining table so as to avoid the temptation of sitting on the couch with it and killing time. I will also disable all notifications and emails and will be sharing this blog post on my wall so that my friends know they cannot contact me via the ol' Book. When I get back on I'll be doing a serious cull of friends (currently have 710 - most from the days of Youth Pastoring)
Wish me luck! Is anyone else brave enough to join me?