For the month of January no FB, News or blog reading. The only time I am allowed to catch up is either Saturday or Sunday but not both. At the end of January I will evaluate where I am mentally and decide how to proceed with February. "
I did pretty well with this. Not amazing, and I completely fell off the wagon while I was home sick for a few days, but I think I stayed very true to the spirit of the resolution.
After January was over I went to the news sites I used to frequent to see what I had been missing. I figured it wasn't much because people are always willing to give you bad news so keeping up with the world is not very difficult. Even so, I could feel the hopelessness and negativity return instantly. I almost felt like I had news hang over after my brief reappearance.
I am going to continue to avoid news sites like the plague. It is what is best/healthiest for me and my well being.
No one needs to check Facebook 100 times a day. I never actually did it because I thought something interesting was going to be on there but because I have a smart phone and I was bored/ easily distracted.
I have added the app back on to my phone and have the shortcut on one of the screens. Not m main screen, but 2 screens over. I probably check it 2-3 times a day now when I am at lunch or bored. I have definitely cut back and am hoping to keep it at a less ridiculous level from here on out.
Both items were the problems that I thought they were. I am not going to go to news sites just because anymore and I am not going use Facebook as a weird ADHD crutch anymore. I think I will have more time and be a better person for it.