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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm Giving Up Facebook for lent!

Giving up chocolate, candy, alcohol etc for Lent...what about that 21st century semi addiction Facebook???

I thought about it last year and blogged about it too.   I was weak then and gave up Diet Coke instead.  This year as I sat down thinking up what I should give up...  I started to think of some of my favorite things;

Diet Coke - Gave that up weeks ago to clean up my diet...
Chocolate - Really hardly eat that anyhow now that I am working on being clean.
Blackberry - Not that strong!
Magazines - Naaahhhh!!!
Swearing - Don't do that very often.
Drinking - Don't really do that either.
Hmmmm.  Facebook - on that silly site way too much.  Plus I once called it a Black Hole in my life and really it is.  I read this blog article and it made me really think and wonder what life would be like without my Facebook Vice? 

This is like a little experiment in seeing if I get more done this way.  How many times have I thought I was going to get the laundry done and ended up on Facebook???    A few too many!  It will be interesting to see if I get more done now that I am Facebook free till Easter.  I hear that giving up Facebook is a popular/trendy thing to do. People even give you tips on how to give it up!   I am joining the trend.  It will be hard for me as I do LOVE Facebook!  I will be wondering what all my Facebook Buds are up to and probably miss out on a lot of the fun Facebook chatter.  Still, It will be a challenge and a break that I need. 

Have you ever given up Facebook for Lent or just because?  Did your to-do list improve?  Was it hard?

Here's a few interesting links I found on the subject:
http://www.charliewrites.com/life-without-facebook
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-512535/Are-Facebook-And-ruining-life.html

If we are Facebook friends, you will need to email or call me if you need me.  I'll let you all know how life without Facebook goes in a future post. 

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10 Comments:

Blogger rjs mama said...

son't have a facebook account but i will share this with my parents (who are in their 60's) who are facebook-addicts!

February 16, 2010 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

Oh my gosh - I could not give up facebook! LOL

February 16, 2010 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger Teaching Heart Mom said...

thanks for the comments guys... i probably replace my vice with blog hopping more and making more comments on blogs.

February 17, 2010 at 5:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im 16 and I'm giving up facebook this year in order to prepare for my exams!
Day 1 has gone well so far ...

Apart from the fact I haven't actually done any studying yet ... :S

February 17, 2010 at 5:45 AM  
Blogger orrsarah said...

Hey. I've given up facebook for lent, and will be blogging about it also, I am waaay too addicted. I leave it on in the background as I work and end up checking it every 5 minutes - pathetic!!

http://photostorybooking.blogspot.com/2010/02/no-facebook-for-lent-day-1.html

February 17, 2010 at 6:25 AM  
Blogger orrsarah said...

My husband also gave up TV once..that was hard. For both of us! We were dating at the time so it wasn't a life changing effect on me but was still annoying!

February 17, 2010 at 6:29 AM  
Blogger Nnamdi said...

I've been hearing a lot of people talking about giving up Facebook for lent. Sounds good.

While you are at it, check out, the new book
"Facebook Addiction: The Life & Times of Social Networking Addicts."

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February 17, 2010 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

You are way stronger than I am! ;-)e

February 17, 2010 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Alexis AKA MOM said...

I love it, I was listening to the Christian station and they were talking about what ppl were giving up and it was a one of the top things!

Good for you, oh man diet coke that would be a hard one :)

February 18, 2010 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Nf1andprek-whisper said...

i gave up facebook last year for lent it was so difficult but this year I am so busy I am not on facebook as much and the rush is over, I guess the new rush is my blog. Can't give that up this year because I am still building blog traffic, I only have 12 followers and I am working so hard at it. Do you have a rainforest packet on your website, I am doing a 2 week unit on rainforest and they love your dice and bucket games and wondered if you had any rainforest for Pre-k and K.
good luck giving up facebook you can do it.

February 20, 2010 at 7:05 AM  

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