I’ve been Facebook free now for about four months and have no regrets. Truth be told, most things I overhear people saying about Facebook only serve to remind me how happy I am to be away from that time suck. There are many reasons. But lately the reason that has come to mind over and over again is that I’ve had so much time to read books. I used to read a lot, but then took to reading mindless Facebook status updates more often than an actual book. Not anymore! I’m loving it. At least one or two nights a week, I’ll just curl up in my bed and read a book. Often times, I will glance at my clock and realize I have to find a stopping place and get to sleep so I’ll be productive at work the next day. It’s so much more fulfilling to me to get lost in a good book rather than short, pointless status updates.
Don’t get me wrong; I’ve met some wonderful people on Facebook. I’ve had significant relationships with folks I’ve met on there. But man, it’s nice to be away. It’s refreshing to be away.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – if any of my friends are considering taking a break from Facebook, do it. I predict you’ll be glad you did, whether it’s just for a little while or turns into a permanent, clean break from it. It’s truly refreshing.