The week without FB went pretty … what would be the correct word? “not-the-way-that-I-expected”?! (Yes, that certainly is the ‘correct’ word.) But that’s probably the issue that every addict has to deal with, cause he/she …(okay, okay – I!) so as I told … cause I am inclined in that kind of self-confidence where I allow myself to think that I am a strong will person …
Yes, I kept on writing diary notes of the first impressions and feelings staying out off FB. I’m posting those below with comments in the brackets basically is the critical view of my ‘experiment ‘ or should I say obvious proof of my addiction.
Saturday: day 1 without FB
What it feels like? It feels releasing. Plenty of time (but that might be influenced by the fact that it’s Saturday. On Saturdays the main thing that you do is nothing! Chilling! That’s what Saturdays are for.). Where to go? What to see? What to do? Finally, I will be able to finish the ‘Clockwork Orange’! (Juste, seriously??? Guess what? I’m still reading the book.)
Sunday: day 2 without FB
Kept myself busy. Didn’t get a chance even to think about logging in to FB.
Monday: day 3 without FB
Currently I am using gmail.com, basecamp.com, tumblr.com and the website of university to gather all needed information. UNSUCCESEFULLY. Got a feeling that I might be missing something necessary or maybe it’s just the first sign of addicts made up excuse to check his FB account? (My attempts to gather information ended up unproductively. The reason is that the websites I chose to use I used alone. FB was still #1 on my teams’ priority list ‘ranked’ as their main e-communication platform. )
Tuesday: day 4 without FB (THE DAY)
Was forced to check FB, cause emptied my e-mailbox and wasn’t able to check the timetables on blackboard… (if you are reading this announcement in a very sad and disappointed tone ,you are reading it just exactly the way it should be read !)
Wednesday: day 5 without FB
Logged in for a few minutes, quickly checked the homework assignments from the group/for the group. (That’s it!??? I’m back on a track!)
Thursday: day 6 without FB
Spend about 2 hours on it chatting, commenting, posting, writing, helping, laughing, listening, checking, avoiding, ignoring … Going back to the start! Actually no! This time there is a difference: I made boundaries for myself: 2 hours maximum during weekdays. Turned on the alarm clock.
And will keep turning on …
There can’t be anything wrong about using FB wisely. How many of us think they do that? And how many of us do ? It is said that the first step for ‘–holic’ is the honest admission of being an addict that’s how he is showing the will and wish to be healed… I’m a facebookaholic (Done! Oficially). And I already started my treatment. Have you ?
Do I reached or at least found the answers to my goals?
“to find new ways to communicate and gather information”—- still doing research on different websites ( note #1 : you can’t investigate which website is the most suitable for the group work if only you are using that network platform !)
“to save my precious time ( HAVE A LIFE :D )” —- use alarm clock ! CHECKED
“to improve myself that I’m not a FB addict “—- OR to admit that I AM ! CHECKED
“everyday to take notes and find out how it would be possible to change FB , that it would completely satisfy my desires:) “ CHECKED