And done! And I've missed nothing of importance. Go figure.
Today is my last day. I think this was a good lesson that I don't need to check Facebook every day. I'll be curious to see if I did miss anything.
Day 6... I can do this!
On day 5. Seems to be going good so far. A few issues yesterday where I accidentally went to the site and immediately closed the browser.
Day 4... This reminds me of when I decided to quit WoW. I eventually got to the point where I stopped thinking about it. But this is pretty hard no doubt. I didn't realize it had such a hold on my life.
Day 3 and I accidentally went to the page without thinking. When it loaded I was like "ACK!" and closed it. This is pretty difficult.
I'm on day 2 of this goal. Day 1 seemed easy, day 2 seems to be a little more difficult. I keep telling myself that there is nothing important on the thing that requires me to check it.
I had to set a small exception to my goal however, since I'm president of a non-profit that has a Facebook presence, I need to check that page at least once a day in case any questions are posted on there. So, I can't look at my personal page for a week (which is what I waste my time on when I'm on Facebook) but I am allowed to check my non-profit once a day.
19/12: Day 7, Facebook tomorrow, weirdly excited!
18/12: Day 6, is it sad that I'm actually looking forward to using it?!
17/12: Now on Day 5, more difficult than I thought!
15/12: Day 3
14/12: Day 2, nearly did it but then realized last minute and closed the window! ... That's quite bad really isn't it. But I need to stop being one of those people that's glued to it, it's really not healthy!
Start date 13/12
Throughout the week without Facebook, I felt more freedom in doing what I enjoy without having to constantly be pressured to update everybody with how 'exciting' my life is. I found that I took less pictures because I had no need for such vain pictures. I'm not vowing the only log into Facebook when I am really, really bored.
Make that 9pm. Automatically clicked the Facebook tab when I loaded my internet. Dammit!
I'm beginning this task tonight, meaning I will be able to log into Facebook again at 8pm on Friday 26th August. I have disabled all notifications to my BlackBerry, and even "hidden" the Facebook app on it so I won't be tempted to look. I haven't written a "I'm not going to be on Facebook for a week so get in touch on such a number...' status, because I think this will work better if people don't know I'm doing it. And if anybody needs to contact me urgently they have my number! Facebook is a major source of procrastination for me, I waste hours upon hours on it so I want to go cold turkey and prove to myself that actually, I can cope without it perfectly well... and then hopefully at the end of the week I won't want to go on it as much. Wish me luck!
Deactivated account on 2 August 2011 - account still deactivated!
Gave up Facebook for Lent.
Week of 11/28/10 - 12/5/10