And I have a Facebook and other asinine-internet-wasters addiction. Seriously, guys, what the heck. I get on Facebook um, *counting* ten times a day, at least.
I have enough real stuff to do during the day I don't need to get on the time-sucker every hour or so. The only thing is I don't want to deal with real life so I get suck into virtually real life. Right now my kitchen is a bio-hazard waste dump, but it needs to be cleaned before I can process jam tonight. If I don't do jam then all the hard work The Hubby and I did picking raspberries on Monday is going to go to waste, not to mention the $12 we spent on the berries.
By the way, that's not the only thing I need to do, just the most pressing.
Also by the way, happy 50th post to me!
Okay, back to the real business at hand: trying to kick the Facebook habit. Here's general musings I've had on the subject matter, and also another colon:
Get rid of my Facebook account
That would fix things, and in a hurry. But I've come to depend on Facebook for sharing all the latest news with my friends & family and seeing what they're up to in their lives. But now that I'm blogging maybe I can shift my focus to reading blogs and having people read my blog and be done with it all. Hmm, tempting...
Turn off the computer
This would also work well. But we just changed our phone system to magicJack and the computer has to be on for calls to come in. So I really don't think that would work for the bigger picture. We already don't use a cell phone, so we have to have our home phone in case of emergencies.
Delete a ton of Facebook friends
This would help a lot. I wouldn't have to try to keep up with everyone's status updates and whatnot. It would be cozy to just have a few friends. I mean, right now I have 390 friends, but I don't even know some of these people. So deleting would be a great course of action, but it makes me feel so guilty. I want to delete some family members, but can I do that? Is that allowed? Do I have to be friends with family? And what about friends from high school that aren't really intimate friends because our lives have taken different directions, that's guilt-inducing to delete them. But I think I'm going to go this route because I think after it's done it'll feel soooo good.
Replace the habit of getting onto Facebook with a better habit
This is what I'm trying now. I decided today that every time I have an overwhelming urge to get online I'm going to give Doozer a nebulizer treatment. She needs to have the several times a day, it takes about 15 minutes to do one, and once I"m done hopefully I won't have the urge anymore. Hopefully.
I think what this all comes down to is wanting to know what people are saying about me. Like cyber-narcissism. But, really, checking for comments all the time just stresses me out. Because then I have to sometimes defend myself, and at other times there aren't any comments and that just makes me feel bad, and at other times they're sweet but not easily responded to but I have to respond so everyone knows I like them. *sigh*
Okay, if you're still with me after all those bold-titled lists and rambling thoughts, I would like to know your thoughts. Do you have any problems function in real life due to being on the computer too much? Do you have any ideas? If so, share, because I could really use some good ideas.
6 days ago