re: What is it Like For You to Quit Social Media For a While? VIEW POST

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I set out to quit Facebook about a week ago. Really, it was just a conduit to message/poke my wife, so it was limited value to me. But... I did all its other things, just because it was there. So I quit Facebook. It went crazy-smooth - I really enjoy the no-fb life. I immediately appreciated that I don't have the constant urge to take a photo of what's happening to show the world. Things feel more honest now. (Occasionally, I even feel "special", thinking "this is MY experience, not everyone's" 🤷‍♂️)

I guess there was some subliminal association there, because I incidentally bailed on ALL socials.

I come here a bit, I have a Whisper that I almost never check on, and I might spend 10 minutes a week on Twitter.

That's it though. ...and I'm enjoying it.

My Facebook replacements:

  • messenger = txt
  • pokes = nudges on our fitness bands (nudges are far more connected anyway)
 

Oh, one more side-effect: I do very different things now, and I enjoy them more. Before, we'd spend a good bit of time at bars and restaurants. Now... There's more home food, grilling, and playing handball.

Wonder if the "before" had something to do with the FB influence?

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