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Lifestyle Design - Part 1


A Facebook Detox

I took a two week long break from Facebook and I made it through. I tend to use it when I'm bored. I come for the cat videos and stay for the distraction. So I took some time off from it, thanks to some encouragement from my boyfriend. I deleted the app from my phone and went a full two weeks without it. Here's what happened.

I didn't overcompensate

One would assume, to take away a habit will simply lead to a new habit to compensate for the previous one. Thankfully that wasn't the case. I frequented other social media apps at the same rate that I would if I had access to Facebook. I figured that I would use Instagram a lot more or something. I'm glad that I didn't.

 I got more done

After about 2 days, I had forgotten about Facebook. This lead to significantly less distraction and motivated me get more done overall. I hadn't realized that Facebook held back my productivity so much. 

I realized it isn't necessary

Facebook definitely isn't a necessity-it's definitely a distraction. No one needs it on their phone, and they definitely don't need to check it every few hours. I was satisfied with how much more productive I became. I think from now on I will check it from my laptop.