That does it! I am so overwhelmed, and it’s my computer’s fault!!!
Actually, it’s my fault because of the amount of time I am spending on the computer. I can tell that I feel drained and stressed when I stay on the computer for hours at a time.
I always feel so much better when I am away from the computer, even if it is to do something as simple as laundry. So why do I stay plugged in?
I figured out a few reasons, and they are all Facebook related.
1) I might miss something.
I need to make sure I am aware the second my uncle’s sister’s cousin posts what she had for supper. She might have something great, and I might need to be jealous of it.
2) I need to share an important post.
What if there is a post about “Dangers of Polar Bears in your Backyard”? If I am not on to see it and share it, then my friends might go to their backyard to enjoy the day, only to be attacked by a polar bear. If I was not on Facebook to re-post it, would it be my fault they were attacked with no warning?
3) My friends might need advice.
What if one of my Facebook friends asks for advice and I am the only one who knows how to help? What would she do if I was not online at that critical moment? What if no one knows the answer but me?
4) Someone is going to post a great blog opportunity.
I am afraid not to be on Facebook because I will miss that great opportunity to guest post or get added to an important pin board.
All of these things may sound silly, but I am not going to pretend that I have not thought this way. It actually felt good to write down all the reasons I continue to check Facebook. But in the words of a great song, I am going to “Let It Go”!
Thanks to Bridget for posting The Unplugged Challenge!
I am going to set office hours and stick to them. My goal for next month’s post is to actually be able to say, “I did it!” I also hope to post all the fun things I did while being unplugged!!!
Wish me luck!!!