I could vividly recall what happened exactly 1 year ago. I deactivated my Facebook account. Subsequently, I deleted it altogether.
I never looked back since.
I freed up at least 3 hours a day doing things I wanted to do more. By the way, that means over 1000 hours a year. My relationships with my family and friends improved. I am happier. I stop comparing. I stop being subconsciously obsessed with others’ lives. I stopped being force-fed with advertisements. I stopped seeing negative and violent posts (which did wonders to my sanity). I freed myself from daily bickers from people with different views.
So, if you’d like to try to live without your Facebook, here’s some advice:
- Backup your photos
- Don’t delete upon first try, deactivate first
- Anticipate a lot of questions from your friends
Unfortunately, not having Facebook also means I don’t have 500 “friends” anymore. Means I cannot wish my friends happy birthday at 8am every morning anymore, and I am unable to know who recently gives birth and who recently went on a vacation.
Maybe one day, I may just re-register back an account. But for now, I’m contented with my new found freedom.