Since then, I've had a handful of friends and acquaintances tell me that they have thought about dropping out themselves, but not sure if they are ready. I'm here to tell you that - indeed - dropping out of social networking was really good for me at this point in my life. The first few days were tough, as I felt sort of "lost" when I went to check the account and found it no longer there. But after a few days of reinventing my routines, I found the time that I had been looking for. As predicted, the time I spent on facebook and the subsequent computer activities FB led me into was being sucked out of my day. Deactivating FB brought that time and energy back to me.
I also find I live in ignorant bliss. I have no idea that all of you are doing out there. I dont' know what you are doing, the milestones your children are achieving, the fun social events you are attending. And it makes me feel less stressed. I'm not alone in this thought. I read this article today on MSN stating the correlation between stress and Facebook (click link on 'this article')
Well, I'm off to do some gardening or sewing or cleaning with all this extra time I have this morning!