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In March I removed Facebook and messenger from my phone. It’s not the first time I am doing it but it’s the first time I am actually sticking to it.
I’ve thought many times about deleting my account on Facebook but the reality is that it’s not realistic for me to do it.
I need to use Facebook regularly for my blog Hello Peaceful Mind and my photography business La Parisienne Boudoir, but also because I live far away from my friends and family who are in France. Facebook makes it easier to stay in touch with all of them.
Even if I removed Facebook and messenger I am still using other social media apps:
- WhatsApp to talk with my friends and family all around the globe
- Instagram to get daily inspiration
- Twitter to keep up with the news
3 Reasons Why You Should Remove Facebook From Your Phone
To Reduce Stress
The main reason I removed both apps is that it was stressing me out.
What happened was that my number of notifications kept growing, especially on messenger and I was becoming more anxious at every new message. Even if it was from a good friend.
I didn’t want to read the messages right away because I didn’t want people to think that I was ignoring them, if I didn’t write back, and I didn’t want to write back right away because I usually check my phone on the go and don’t have the time to chat.
And then I kept thinking about all the messages that I had to respond to …
To Be More Productive On Facebook
Now I am setting a time in the morning to check my notifications and messages on my computer. I schedule a block of 30 minutes but usually spend less than that.
It’s going so much faster because I don’t respond to comments one at a time, instead, I get only one notification for all the comments for the same post and can respond to them quickly.
The way I do it is simple.
I click on “See All” at the bottom of the notification menu and then click right to open in a new tab for all the new posts and comments. I close the tab once I responded or liked the post 🙂
Then I go back to the notification menu a click “Mark All As Read”
To Spend Less Time On Your Phone
One thing that I’ve noticed is that removing Facebook helped me be less addicted to my phone.
I don’t get lost browsing random stuff for hours.
I feel like I am now using my phone more intentionally. Like I have a real goal every time I look at it instead of doing it by habit.
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Over to you:
What apps did you remove from your phone to improve your life?
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