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How to quit Facebook and survive

Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms in today’s digital age, but it can also be a major distraction and drain on our time and energy. If you are looking to quit Facebook and learn how to live without it, here are some tips that can help.

But why?

First, consider why you want to quit Facebook. Is it because you find yourself constantly scrolling through your newsfeed instead of getting things done? Or maybe you feel that Facebook is draining your time and attention away from more important things.

While there are many reasons why you might want to quit Facebook, perhaps one of the biggest is that it can be incredibly distracting. With constant notifications and notifications from other apps, not to mention all the time spent scrolling through your newsfeed or getting lost in endless “engagement bait” posts, quitting Facebook can be an excellent way to reclaim your focus and productivity.

Another major benefit of quitting Facebook is that it can help you reconnect with loved ones in more meaningful ways. By leaving Facebook behind, you’ll have more opportunities to spend quality time together without distractions like social media taking up a significant portion of each day. This can also help improve mental health by reducing the time engaging in toxic topics or be sucked into negative connotations online.

Whatever your reason, think about what benefits quitting will have for you — such as increased productivity, clearer focus, or more free time that you can use for other activities like meeting and chatting with friends over coffee, learning a new language, getting work done, and etc.

Make a plan

In order to start the journey of eradicating Facebook from your life, first, you’ll need to make a plan for how you’ll get there. Perhaps you can set an alarm to remind yourself to log out, or create a “Facebook-free” zone in your home where you won’t have access to the app on your phone or computer. Nowadays, you can set “Focus” time on your Android smartphone or iPhone and even limit access to specific apps (here’s looking at you, Zuckerapp).

Remember that it may take some time and effort to break your Facebook addiction. You might experience withdrawal symptoms like headaches (yes, true story) or cravings at first, but with time and perseverance, you will soon learn how to live without Facebook and enjoy all the benefits of doing so. Whether it’s reducing distractions from work, improving focus, spending more quality time with loved ones, or simply taking back control of your life, quitting Facebook is well worth the effort. Trust me, I did it.

If you’re unsure, you can always deactivate your Facebook account first. If you want to (and I’d recommend it), you can download your Facebook data (you own your data, anyway) for safekeeping. Spend the next 30 days getting used to the fact that you no longer need or want to fire up that app with a lowercase ‘f’ encased in a blue box. Make a conscious effort to unplug and see the benefits for yourself.

Whether you’re looking to simply declutter your digital life or improve your overall well-being, quitting Facebook can be a powerful step in the right direction. With these tips and more, you can successfully quit Facebook and reclaim your focus and happiness!

So are you ready to quit Facebook? It’s not as hard as it seems. You can still keep in touch with friends and family without all the noise and distraction of Facebook. And if you find yourself struggling, remember there are plenty of other ways to connect with people online. The bottom line is that quitting Facebook can be a great way to declutter your life and focus on the things that matter most. Ready to take the plunge?

Header photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash

Originally posted on Medium

By Vernon

Vernon is the founder and chief editor of A graphic designer by profession, he has a deep love for technology, cars, gadgets, food, and travel. He tweets too much and is also known as a caffeine bacterium ("life's too short for bad coffee"). Bleeds Blue (go Chelsea FC!) and considers BMW, Porsche, Alfa Romeo cars to have in the garage--for true petrolheads, that is.

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