I’m Deleting My Facebook Forever

Day 326/365: No more Facebook for me. Ever.

Photo by Will Francis on Unsplash

2018 has been a great year for me.

It made me a better person, not so much physically, as I’m still overweight, but mentally and emotionally and financially and so on. It’s been good to me, this year, and I am nothing but gratefull for it.

I’ve been able to work with myself on an emotional level. I was able to face my fears, cross my bridges and all of that. I am happy to report that I’m now more aware and more present than ever. I can focus much better than 12 months ago on whatever it is that I have to do.

On a business level, I’m almost one year into my freelancing start-up. I can call it a start-up, right? I’ve managed to make some money and take care of my own, of my business and my travels.

Speaking of travels, my most important motivator and inspirational thing to do, this year has been blessed on that front. I’ve managed to see three new countries, while revisiting a few older favourites. 2018 was a year of travelling, both physically and emotionally.

It’s been great!

But you know what’s not been great?

Me spending almost a quarter of this year on Facebook. For a while now, Facebook it’s basically useless to me. I find no joy in opening it up. I find no interesting topics, posts or pictures. I’m even having a hard time opening it up on my laptop. It’s the only website that has a delay when accessed.

Facebook has granted me no new clients in 2018. None. Zero. Nada.

Even my Instagram has managed to shoot up two clients my way this year, but not Facebook. The only thing that Facebook did was to hold me back from doing a lot of other cool things, like signing up for a gym, for example, because of the constant urge to check it out to see… what?!?

I decided to delete my Facebook account starting January 1st, 2019. No signing out, no deactivation, no bullshit. Simply delete the entire profile and move on.

I don’t see Facebook as a necessity, let alone a benefit in my life.

It’s just a sort of a compulsive disease we have, to check Facebook out every day, although there’s no reason why we should be doing that.

I’ll still have Whatsapp, Instagram, Youtube, Email, Spotify, Twitter and so on, which are more than enough to keep me close to my friends, informed and entertained when I’m not in the mood for a movie, a walk or seeing some friends. But as far as Facebook goes, the most destructive, time-consuming and useless social platform of all, I’m done with it. No more for me.

It’s been a nice 12 or 13 years Facebook, but now, it’s time we part ways.

Thank you for your time!

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