A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article talking about how I felt after not being on Facebook for three weeks.  Well, three more weeks have gone by and I am very happy to say that I still haven’t utilized my personal Facebook.  I have finished six and am currently working on my seventh week of Facebook freeness and there is something else that I have noticed.

In my last article, I believe I acknowledged or eluted to the fact that I was in a better headspace.  I think a big reason for that is that my anxiety has dropped quite a bit since getting off of Facebook.  I haven’t had to worry about seeing the next awful thing that may or may not happen.  Granted, I know that bad things are going to happen.  Because that’s how the world works.   But not being on edge as often because I don’t have to worry about seeing the next awful news post (that might not even be true) is a great thing.

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Something else that I can appreciate is FOMO (fear of missing out).  Usually, this is seen as a bad thing.  However, in this case, not so much.  I used to feel this obligation to make sure I was scrolling through Facebook to find the next big thing.  9 times out of 10 that next big thing was actually something ridiculous and had no effect on my life whatsoever.  If it was or is truly that important, I am going to find out about it.  I’ll just be a little late to the party and I’ll probably find out from someone I care about or can actually trust.

I seriously can not recommend taking time away from social media enough.  If you have felt bogged down lately and can’t figure out why to give this a try.  Don’t about not being in the loop.  If something is that important you WILL find out about it.  You just don’t have to sludge through the other bs to get there.

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