Instead of using Facebook, hang out with people!! I have spent so many nights locked up in my office room on the computer, convinced I was too “busy” with homework to study, when I just ended up going on Facebook instead. So why not spend time with friends, have fun, and then set aside time for work after you’ve relaxed a bit. Works for me!
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So my brother deleted Leechblock one day and since then I’ve been too lazy to re-install it (although it’s not hard!) Instead I got rid of all email notifications because I found that every time I received one I HAD to check my Facebook. So that has definitely been helping! :)
Jyc75, thanks for telling us about Leechblock. It just kicked me off Facebook right now! When the page popped up “Site Blocked” I was like wow, thanks Leechblock! Lol. Yeah so I’m pretty excited, because once I get on Facebook I end up spending several mindless hours, wasting away on it. That can’t be healthy! Hopefully by using Leechblock I’ll be able to be able to get over my Facebook addiction, but its only been a few days, so we’ll see! :)
For Holy Week I stayed of Facebook, as motivation to focus on God. It really helped me, as I used the time I wasted on Facebook to read the Bible and pray.
Since Holy Week ended, Spring Break has been in session, and I’ve still used Facebook quite a bit, but more.. productively. ::quickly closes browser of random person’s profile page:: Lol just kidding. It was actually a group about Seniors ‘08 even though I’m a junior. Okay nevermind. I still have a problem. Hahah. :)
I hate to admit this but during my free time I often find myself wasting away on Facebook. After looking through all the photos my friends have posted, I have to look at my recently tagged friends, and then check if anyone updated their profiles, update the groups I’ve created, write on other people’s walls, reply to facebook messages, look at the weeks top graffiti, update my top five favorite songs, and accept a few friend requests. When I’ve done all that, of course I am still bored and end up looking at the profiles of random kids at my school, quickly feeling stalkerish when I bump into them in the hall the next day and realize they actually do exist. Wow. My name is Sonia, and I’m addicted to Facebook.
Thankfully the past few days, I’ve been getting busy messages when trying to check someone’s updated profile and stop to think- What the hell am I doing right now?! And I quickly “x” out the site. (Unless of course.. my crush’s relationship status has changed or something, because that can not wait.)
Ever since I made this one of my goals I’ve realized how a blessing so quickly became a curse.. in the form of Facebook. Damn all those new applications!
Someone on here said that whenever that once they have reached their “Facebook limit” for the day, they go on here instead. Great idea, it has definitely been working for me. I feel a lot more accomplished when I go on 43 things. Hopefully it won’t become another Facebook-like addiction, because well.. that would be bad.