Actually, I am sure by now some of you have noticed my personal Facebook account has been deactivated. Well, I won’t be surprised if most of you don’t. Haha. ^^v
If you wanna ask me why, then I’ll tell you it’s simply because I am experimenting.
These past days I have been contemplating how gadgets and social media has become an integral part of our lives. That instead of us using them to our advantage, we seem to have become their slaves.
You wake up in the morning, you check your FB for likes, comments or private messages.
You’re at work, in school, over lunch, or having dinner but for every pause you get — from typing, from writing, from taking a bite, your hand seems to automatically find its way to your phone and browse through your social media account.
You prep to sleep, put off the lights, close your eyes when a sudden buzz or ping from your phone wakes you up to check, to respond.
It has become an automatic routine, a muscle reflex. Sometimes, you don’t even think about it anymore. Your hand and body just act on their own. And it is not healthy anymore. Not for your body. Not for your sanity. Not for your relationships.
So I’d like to experiment if I can still live a relatively simple yet happy life without gadgets or social media, or okay, fine, Facebook at least. Thus the deactivation. Some of my friends were able to do it. I wonder if I can too!
And honestly, I know that the candid answer is “no”, not unless a life-and-death situation depended on it; coz I’ve been itching to log into my account since yesterday… But I am trying to hold on for as long as I can.
I’d like to see how long I can keep this up and I am trying to see if life will indeed be simpler even just by a small percentage.
And after 1 day, I’d say yes. Things have been simpler and more productive for me yesterdat. No negative vibes encountered due to negative posts from friends. No anticipation or disappointment on likes or comments. No urge to fight that friend who thinks his opinion on FB is the absolute truth, and so on. And I have had more time to chat with friends and look at the world through my eyes and not my News Feed. 🙂
Yeah! Good job for Day 1!!!
But don’t be surprised if by tonight I’m already back on FB. The low EQ in me is actually bugging me to log into FB and share this post there now. Hahaha.
Onting tiis pa… At least maka-3 days man lang tayo. 😛
And before I leave, here’s a photo of me today. I really wanted the camera to capture the color of my lips but it still is darker in person. I’m wearing Mama ultra matte lipstick from Colourpop. Ü
If you liked this and you’re in the Philippines, you can buy from Belle’s Oniomania.
That’s it! Hope you have a simple yet blessed and happy day today! But if you wanna go extravagant, by all means! 😉