12/ 16/ 2011
Today is the beginning of my log.
I LOVE facebook. I have always been a social person. Having those I love at my finger tips...It's a win-win right? What could go wrong? What could be bad about facebook?
First I learned that facebook games are ADDICTING... No worries with a little help from my hubby I stopped them. So facebook is still wonderful right?
Then I started feeling a little depressed and isolated. How can that be? I have over "300" friends. And yet I felt so disconnected. WHY? WHY...did I feel so disconnected? I am learning about this.
I am not going on a facebook fast, purge, or detox.
So what have I decided to do? I have decided to use facebook for JUST exactly what I intended in the first place. I will use it as a way to keep in touch. I will use it on a personal level. I will 'comment' less and 'inbox' more. I will NOT check my facebook 20 times a day.
So for the first part of PROJECT FACEBOOK I will record how many times a day I think about or am tempted to use facebook. I will also record how many times I actually use it and what I do on facebook:
Here we go:
An X for every time I thought about checking facebook:
X X X X(currently 1:38pm) X X X X
An X for every time I DID use facebook and an explanation why
X...I got on facebook one time today. I checked inbox messages. Yesterday I wrote a friend that lives in Australia. She had surgery this year. I had a thought to write to her yesterday. She had been on my mind so I sent her an inbox. I know that she was glad. I am grateful that I followed that prompting. I was on facebook about 5 minutes. Then I got off facebook. We tucked the children in bed and my husband and I made cookies together. It was fun! TODAY...I lived and used facebook as a tool instead of letting it rule my life! Yeah me!