After 3-years of wanting to walk away from Facebook, I finally did it on January 1st.
I was tired of my addictive behaviours.
I was tired of all the distraction from my purpose and creative potential.
I was tired of artificial relationships that lacked in depth and human connection.
So I quit.
The reason I held onto it for so long, was because I feared losing contact with friends and family.
But honestly, if I lose contact with them because I left Facebook, then we probably never really had anything anyway.
I also feared what would happen to my businesses if I left. Would I fail? Would I lose clients and income?
But when I really thought about it, all of my success has come from cultivating real relationships with real people…
NOT from spouting my every waking thought into a meme on my Facebook wall.
Considering the tremendous amount of time I have given to social media in the last decade, I have received very little return on investment in the form of money or meaningful friendships.
Not to mention, I will never ever get those hours back. EVER!
When coaching a group at the end of last year, I asked everybody to write down how many hours per year they think they spent on social media in 2017. Some of them shared with honesty (and regret) that altogether, they spent between 750-1500 hours using Facebook and other time-sucking sites like it.
Imagine what YOU could do with all of that time if you were to channel it into your creativity and purpose…
Gone are the days of scrolling the wall mindlessly.
No longer will I check my notifications to see if anybody “likes me”.
Never again will I be send my friends messages while pooping.
Nuh-uh. Not me anymore.
I am here to express my creative potential and Facebook was an enormous energy leak for me.
I feel liberated and exhilarated at the newfound mental freedom and clarity I now have.
Now that my profile is deleted, I find myself drawn to pick up real books, hang out with real friends or to just simply sit and stare out the window. It’s absolutely glorious!
So my question to you, how is your Social Media relationship serving you, your real relationships and your mission in life?
Is it filling your cup or taking your eye off the reason you’re here on Planet Earth?
How many hours are you spending on social media? Is it worth it?
What else could you do with that time?
If social media isn’t your thing, what time-wasters could you let go of this year?
What could you do instead?