Challenge – Giving Up Social Media for the Month of June

Well hello my fellow supporters and blogger friends, today I write this post because I’ve decided that I need to challenge myself to something that I haven’t done basically since the creation of my Facebook page back in 2009. I am taking a break from it.

After much deliberation, I’ve realized that although Facebook does have many pros to it in regards to keeping in touch with others – I also seem to get lost too often in the drama of living in a virtual social party far too often.

Also, no I’m not an Instagram guy so I will not be covertly applying more attention to my Instagram page!

Anyways, when reflecting on the time that I’ve spent with my Facebook page I find it hard to tell whether it has more of a positive or a negative influence on my life and general well-being. Anyone that is truly important to me has my cell phone number and sure I have a page dedicated to my blog, but anyone that I know through Facebook who reads my blog only needs to do a simple URL search of my website’s address to continue to find it for the month of June.

I understand the social benefits of social media but there is also something to be said about the negative aspects of being over-exposed and connected. It can very easily distract us from our mindfulness in our daily lives, those goals and objectives that we would like to invest more energy to and being present with those around us. It’s also too easy to begin to judge your own life through the “likes” and opinions of other people when you are so connected and sharing regularly those things that are personal to you, creating your “social media footprint”. It is a virtual identity and although it mimics reality, it is certainly not so.

Perhaps I just need a perspective change and maybe this time will help me achieve just that. I would like to see how this challenge affects my confidence and my overall quality of life.

Well I digress, for these reasons I shall be completely deactivating my Facebook page and in one month’s time, with the lessons that I have learned from my time away I will decide for myself whether I will reactivate or delete my Facebook page.

I will share my progress at the half-way and the one month mark through June!

Wish me luck and personal growth 🙂

“As far as self-confidence goes, so much of social media is about approval, getting likes, comparing our lives to others’ – meanwhile, confidence is an inside job: it’s about how you feel about yourself regardless of what anyone else does or thinks. It’s a knowing that you’re human, you’re flawed, and you’re awesome in your own way.” – Jen Sincero

10 thoughts on “Challenge – Giving Up Social Media for the Month of June

  1. I deactivated my fb account few months ago and let me tell you– I never felt this peaceful my entire life. It’s true it cuts you off from things/people to a certain level, but most of it is for the good. Who needs unnecessary drama in their life

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    1. Well I’ve been thinking that is what I may discover for myself! So I’ve actually taken the liberty of downloading all of my photos from off of the Facebook website before I deactivate in case I do end up deleting it at the end of the challenge.

      I suppose the only thing that I would really miss is the messenger app!

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      1. It’s gonna happen I guess. Even I thought of deleting my account permanently, but then I’ve got so many pics and post shared there, I don’t want to lose it all. Plus, you never know when you might need to stalk someone. xD

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      2. Hahah, yeah I’m definitely guilty of Facebook creeping those who I’ve just met or haven’t talked to in a long while. Oh the joys of not having to climb into a tree outside of someone’s home to peek into their lives anymore. Thank you internet!

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  2. Good lyck.I did the same thing back in April .I deleted all my friends , cleared everything off it and was ready to hit the big delete button until I realised I have so many things linked to FB , like spotify,etc and can I remember my P/words…nah .Ive kept it open whilst I figure out how to unlink ,it there in the background but in all honesty I dont look at it any more . It given me back time to read more , write more and engage in conversations with people again .

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    1. Hahah, that’s great! I’ve thought about that as well since Facebook is such a popular tool for accessing apps and other websites now days! That’s a great suggestion which I will have to consider for myself. I was going to hard delete it until I had realized that same dilemma. Also, losing FB Messenger is kind of a downside.

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  3. Yes that was a real downside but then there is whatapp and now I sorted ot for the laptop too its been ok .Plus losing the ability to share blogs I shared with friends on FB was a pain .But I asked those who still wanted to read them if they wanted to be part of a whatapp group and its worked out really well .

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