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Trying to break my social media addiction

Posted Sep 08 2012 9:28am
A few days ago I was going to write a post about my new amazing therapist, but first I had to check out what was going on with my mental health friends and my family on Facebook. While I was there, I figured I'd look at my "Funny & Interesting" list because I was feeling a bit stressed, and then I popped over to Twitter with the excuse of wanting to catch up on the news tweets. Well then I had to check on my mental health Twitter list, and hours later I noticed I was still in my night shirt. By then Greg's mom was up, so I had to tend to her every need, and next thing you know it's dinner time and I've accomplished nothing on my to-do list...not even the stuff in red!

So the next two days I kept a time log. It worked for me a little the way my food log did while I was on Weight Watchers. I didn't want to write "6 AM-6 PM" Social Media, so I actually accomplished things. I limited my time on FB/T, and it was nice to see what I could get done. This morning I removed FB from my list of tabs that open as soon as I open my browser, and took TweetDeck off my program bar thingy (can't think of the correct name for it right now) so it's not taunting me.

I've been awake for about 3 hours. I've folded and put away two loads of laundry; and I fed my starter and found and printed the Rustic Sourdough Bread  recipe on the King Arthur Flour website. I made coffee (we've started using a French press ), ate breakfast, and now I'm shaking and twitching wanting to click on those damn FB/T icons.

I think I'll gulp down the rest of my coffee, turn off my computer and go take my shower...but wait, I forgot to check my email, and oooh, look here, I got a notification that someone sent me a message on FB. I'll bet it's important, better go check.

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