Have you ever thought about leaving Facebook for good only to five seconds later log back in and find they show you a fond memory of your now deceased Grandmother holding your youngest son 10 years ago? Well, you are not the only one maybe it isn’t that drastic but these memories often keep us from giving our accounts up completely. I’ve done a full deletion only once but I made the mistake of signing back up so it’s the same thing all over again.
We put out our full lives on this site for likes and comments but how many close relationships do we actually have here? The truth is not many at all. I continually get the feeling that Social Media is replacing real-life relationships even sometimes with people in the same household! This is the main reason why I would love to leave for good, yet I’m not sure if I can do it or not.
- The Game Plan
I’ve been working on downloading all of my photos and videos, I don’t really care as much about my text files but they do also give you that option to save these as well. My goal is to get my profile down to the bare bones. Then it will be easier to not see things come up to make me want to stay and I will feel more secure that nothing was lost. This is something that gives me real anxiety with photos of my kids.
The next hurdle is having the constant feeling that you are going to MISS something if you leave. Trust me this is not true most days I log in it’s either something that wasn’t my business to begin with or nothing at all going on. It’s nice to keep up with close friends but wouldn’t it be much better to be notified about things personally by phone or text than to just come across it in your newsfeed? You won’t be missing all the extra mind clutter that FB has to offer, believe me on that.
As of now, I am going to deactivate over the summer break then take it from there because lately, I’ve had more bad feelings about the site than good. I don’t feel it’s healthy to mindlessly scroll just because you feel you have to. It is often the first thing we do when we get out of bed and sometimes before our feet even hit the floor! It’s time for a change who’s with me?