Are you scared to delete your Facebook account? If you are, then you and I were in the same boat, but I pushed past my fear and did it anywase – and I feel amazing!
Why I Deleted My Facebook Account
I’m sure you have your reasons for wanting to delete your Facebook account. My reasons were likely closely related to yours.
1. I wasted A Lot Of Time On Facebook
I work online, which means I blog, ghostwrite, and write eBooks. However, because of Facebook I didn’t have much time to do those things…I was too busy checking out ex-friends and what they were doing in their lives.
In short, I wasted a lot of my time checking in on other people’s lives and not living my own.
In my article about being happier this year, I talked about not wasting time and feeling productive at the end of the day. And, while I was feeling productive many days, it was not as productive as I could feel.
I knew that the time I wasted on Facebook could have been spent writing an extra article, working on an eBook, or just reading blogs that I’m interested in.
Heck, a nap would have been time better spent!
2. Facebook Made Me Sad
So many times I would see a post that would make me bawl my eyes out. As I get deeper into things like Unlimited Abundance, I am becoming more aware of the power I have over my mind. I can’t ignore the fact that when I watch or see something sad, it affects me in a negative way.
I’m not saying that I don’t want to admit that there are sad things going on out there, but I don’t need to overexpose myself to sad things. That’s why I cut out the news a long time ago, and that’s why I also cut out my Facebook feed now!
3. Facebook Made Me Angry
Not long ago, one of my ‘friends’ shared a video of a woman drowning dogs, and I got angry at my ‘friend’, the woman, and everyone who had ever abused a dog.
Even writing that makes me angry.
Again, being angry is counterproductive to what I am doing. Especially because one of my blogs (this blog) is called ‘Be Happy Tips‘. I’m trying to be happier in life, not angrier. Exposure to stupidity and jerks on Facebook all day does not make me happy.
4. I Couldn’t Stop Looking At My Facebook Feed – I Was Addicted To It
As much as I hated wasting time, feeling sad, and being angry, I couldn’t stop looking at it! I would go so far as to say that I was addicted to looking at my Facebook feed.
Can’t think of something to write? Look at Facebook feed.
Have ten minutes to kill? Look at Facebook feed.
Just stopped looking at Facebook feed? Look at it again!
It was like I could not stop clicking on my Facebook account (and to be honest, certain ex-friend pages) and it was driving me insane. It was an urge that I couldn’t control, and I don’t want to have any bad habits like that in my life…I’ve been working hard on adopting positive habits in my life.
How Do I Feel With No Facebook Account?
I relate it to the period where my husband and I stopped watching TV. The habit of watching TV was taking up hours of our day, and when we stopped watching it we suddenly had hours of extra time to do things that benefited our lives. We read, we talked, we went out, we played games…we focused on OUR lives instead of the lives of our favorite TV characters. That’s what I feel like now.
I feel like I am focused on my life and not my Facebook friend’s lives or the latest cute post or the latest viral video or the latest controversy.
Facebook is really a time waster and I feel like I have gotten a big chunk of my life back. That sounds ridiculous, but I’m hoping some of you can relate to what I’m saying.
Don’t Be Scared! Delete Your Facebook Account!
If you are contemplating it, don’t be scared. The hard part is hitting the delete button and getting over your urge to check out the latest Facebook happenings. Once you get past that and start focusing on your life, you feel enlightened.
Note, check out the ‘How to delete your Facebook account‘ page on Facebook. It recommends downloading your info from Facebook before you delete your profile. I did that and was happy to see all of my pictures in the downloaded file.