Last week I deleted the Facebook App off my phone. There was no real rhyme or reason to it but a friend posted on Facebook that she was deleting the app and I thought, “wow that must be freeing”. And then I thought if she could do it why couldn’t I? So before I could change my mind I deleted it.
Here is what happened when I deleted the Facebook App from my phone.
6 Stages of Quitting Facebook
Stage 1- Relief. You are flooded with feelings of relief. Like a clean break up you were done with that time suck. No more wasting time on that for you. You are free!
Stage 2 – Panic!! You are alone. No more status updates, no friendly likes or comments. You are on your own. You frantically scour your phone for signs that Facebook still exists.
Stage 3 – Denial. You didn’t need that app, what did it ever do for you anyway. Besides you could always check it on your phone browser or the Ipad or the lap top. You so don’t need it.
Stage 4 – Regret. Maybe it’s time you take him, err the app back. Check your email, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. Why isn’t anyone updating anything? Debate downloading Google+ App but remember it’s like Facebooks sad lonely cousin.
Stage 5 – Realization. Pick up phone look for Facebook app, remember you deleted it, put phone down. Repeat 10-12 times and realize maybe you had a problem.
Stage 6 – Acceptance. Sit down at your lap top and check Facebook. Realize that you’ve missed nothing. Except maybe a few dozen cat memes, lots of complaints, pictures of people’s kids / pets and people who you would never hang out with in real life.
Repeat this cycle for 1-5 days and I’m sure you too can kick your Facebook App habit.
I still check Facebook on my computer but without the App I’m spending a lot less time checking in and mindlessly scrolling which leaves me time for other things like Pinterest and Candy Crush! Just kidding. Have you tried quitting Facebook? How did it go for you?