Grateful Geek: Facebook Fast

I have a strong ‘Like’-hate relationship with Facebook. Well, honestly, it’s more of the latter.

From Unsplash.com. Photo credit: Aleksi Tappura.

I kept up some sort of presence on Facebook for the sake of my business, but then the other day, I realized that I’m not practicing what I preach in my work: if it doesn’t feel right or natural, you don’t have to do it, especially when it comes to social media.  Your efforts won’t pay off because you won’t be consistent and you won’t be the best version of yourself.

So I decided to #unplug from Facebook for the month of September. I figure that will free up more creative time and energy, reduce any lingering compare-and-despair symptoms, and help me think more strategically about what and how I want to share with the world.

And since making that decision earlier this week? I feel a huge sense of relief! There’s more focused, productive time, and I wasn’t even a Facebook power-user!

If you’d like to join me for my 30-day Facebook fast, the first step is to just let your friends know that you’re unplugging — accountability is everything. The second step is to remove the Facebook app from your smartphone.

And if you need some added encouragement, see Alexandra Franzen’s advice on how to unhook from FB.

This week, I’m also lovin’:

(Finally) creating and sending out the introductory edition of my e-newsletter! + staying focused + patience + teaching experiences + signed leases and dry ink + “The Rip” + @TheRealPSL + Whole Foods and fig jam + navy suede fringe and jade floral romance + a dreamy, plush mattress + BoConcept + family dinners + gratuitous cursing with my hubby

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