What is life without Facebook? Let me begin by saying Quiet!!!
The quietness is almost scary. Scary enough to give the emptiness feeling in the gut. Wait, what, what are those sounds? Your ears are hearing new sounds and tones. The keyboards are just as lost are we are. Each letter of the alphabet is trying to figure out how to spell how they feel.
As the quietness sets, our brains begin to recognize the sound. The sounds our ears haven’t heard in many years. As we move throughout our day, we stop and focus on the old but new sounds. We find calmness in raindrops, find beauty in the trees from the window, the blues, and whites of the bubbly clouds and breathtaking. The simpleness of our days is studding.
We get lost in our cyber world. We hide from the outside world. We begin to believe this is our life we are to live. Our families, friends, co-workers, college friends, bosses, even our neighbors are now at the tip of our fingers. Our words are no longer read as we state them. We may be posting something one way, but our viewer sees them differently. They feel them differently. They can feel like glass cutting to the bone.
Cyberworld has also helped with hiding behind the screen. Again we can share videos of all sorts. We can post happy, loving, and laughter videos. But on the other hand, there are videos of madness, anger, sadness, and violence. Our cyberworld families each view those videos differently.
As I use Facebook for not just my family and friends, I also use it for my business. I was finding myself getting angrier and angrier while rolling through my newsfeeds. Not only was I feeling angry, but I began feeding into the “she said, they said” world. I began to tumble into depression. It was time to check out.
I checked out of my Facebook for two days. Today (Saturday) was my first day. Wow, my morning was totally out of sorts. My day was starting to look like a trainwreck. I had to have self-check. Telling myself, this will be great for my mind and health. I had to repeat this serval times throughout the day. I made it through day one.
I’d been missing out on so much. But it was my choice to be on Facebook as much as I had been. That isn’t anyone’s fault but my own. Just a bit of advice, take breaks from the cyberworld. Reset your mind and soul. You’ll be ready to take on the train again.