Friday, July 24, 2009

No More Facebook!

Well ,I decided this morning to deactivate my account on Facebook. I have been struggling whether or not to go through with it. I have come to the conclusion that even though it is great to connect and talk with all of your friends and family that it can be quite addicting. I found myself logging on to Facebook many times a day and spending too much idle time reading and responding. My husband came home from a priesthood meeting several weeks ago and told me that President Catlett had warned against the use of Facebook and other things of this nature. I started to pay closer attention to myself and the amount of time I was on Facebook. It was very alarming. I had sudden urges to go and check my Facebook account all of the time (this is called an addiciton NOT GOOD). I feel that I need to spend more time doing useful things like reading my scriptures, the Ensign, focusing on my calling, and most of all spending quality time with my kids. I also came to the conclusion that my blog is a great way to connect with others. I usually post something twice a month not twice a day. I know that President Catlett is a man of God and I should follow his council. I will be a better person for it. I felt that I needed to post my concerns with Facebook to any of you out there that might be experiencing the same things.

6 comments:

Faith said...

Great decision!!!

Mandy said...

Hey, you recovering Facebook addict! :) I must say I haven't been as interested in the day-to-day use of Facebook. I do check it a couple of times a week, maybe. I admire your decision, though, to take control of your situation. I like the keeping in touch part, but so much of facebook is those silly questionaires and other things that I'm not interested in. I miss you!

erin sheely said...

Definitely something to think about...

deana said...

I knew that I would get few responses about Facebook because so many people are using it. Emails still work great.

Melissa said...

Everything in moderation or not at all. I also admire your decision to take control. I do not find it very addictive to me, but I have had to set some limits to my blogging time. It is such a great thing to stay connected, but not when it jepordizes what matters most. Have you listened to Elder Bednar's recent CES broadcast on the dangers of media?

Melissa said...

Everything in moderation or not at all. I also admire your decision to take control. I do not find it very addictive to me, but I have had to set some limits to my blogging time. It is such a great thing to stay connected, but not when it jepordizes what matters most. Have you listened to Elder Bednar's recent CES broadcast on the dangers of media?