I have a Facebook account.
I have a Facebook account that will be de-activated tomorrow for 1.5 weeks.
I find that I spend A LOT of time on FB checking random stuff that I don’t even really need to worry about and many times looking at photos of people who I don’t know.
I get the process that FB enables, and it’s a good social media, catch up with friends, connect with family…especially if you live overseas.
However, for me, it’s a HUGE time waster. MASSIVE. It’s VERY easy for me to spend HOURS at a time checking FB, google reader, cnn.com, people.com, thesuperficial.com, my g-mail account and chat online. Hours.
I know that socialising in online mediums is important. I mean people have found love through it (like her, and her) But the point that I have been mulling over is all of this ‘socialising’…is it enabling me to live in the moment?
So many times people un-plug from the internet and come back refreshed. Why is that?
I don’t know. But I have had some major personal stuff happen in the past couple of weeks that have thrown pretty much everything on the teetering line of a major fork in the road. And I have realised that perhaps…just perhaps I haven’t been living my life in the most present state that I can.
However, what I am beginning to ask myself: Do I know that people around me? The ones next door. The ones I eat every single meal with? My good friends? Do I miss out on going out because I have screwed away too many hours online?
I think it’s finding balance, but I am excited to not have FB for 1.5 weeks. I am excited to wake-up in the morning and instead of checking my iPhone for my newest FB comments…I’ll be able to just relish the state between reality and dream world.
You, what are you thoughts? Are you a FB addict? Do you set limits? Can you waste hours online?
Harnessing Back My Intuitive Habit-Formed facebook.com routine.