Thursday, September 22, 2016

So, I left Facebook again, today. I'm thinking about just deleting it and being done with it all.

I keep getting sucked back in. Even with that post I wrote about trying to follow social media rules --I don't even follow my own rules! I become a horrible person. I don't like who I am. My filter is broken. I've tried not checking FB, deleting the app on my phone, making scheduled times when I can check it, etc. but like a bad addiction, I keep coming back to it. And then I genuinely offend and insult everyone I care about with my opinions and thoughts. So many people have distanced themselves from me because of what I write. It's a factual lose-lose situation. I'm not strong enough to stop myself from hurting people, and so I'm removing myself from it all so I won't hurt people, anymore.

Well, at least not as easily.


Diane said...

Hugs. Don't be too hard on yourself, just give yourself some time staying away. Like anything, after enough time, your habits will change. Quite frankly, I have been surprised at how good I have been at following my rules for getting back onto Facebook because every other time in the past I just fell right into the same habits. I really needed 2 full months to change.

It helped me to find something else to do to fill in the time I had spent "relaxing" on Facebook. I expect you really do need the sit down time that you had when you were on Facebook, so making it a sit down thing will probably keep you from missing it.

Cheryl said...

Diane, that's a really good idea! I appreciate it. <3