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3 Reasons To Remove Facebook From Your Phone


Do you have the facebook app on your phone? Discover how removing it can improve your life on

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

  1. 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 …

  2. 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”

  3. 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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Julie was diagnosed with anxiety and depression during the summer of 2016 and have since been fighting mental health stigmas by bringing awareness on the subject and sharing tips to help people become happier. Read Julie’s inspiring story, “My Journey Into Acknowledging The Depression.” Feel free to send a message to Julie here.

  • Danica

    April 12, 2018 at 8:57 am Reply

    I just deleted them both from my phone last night actually! Deactivated both in January after a concussion so I wasn’t able to be on the computer/read/watch tv at all. I found it to be very good for my soul not to see/hear every little detail of everybody around me 24/7! lol
    I still text with family. And call. I use Instagram and Pinterest and Words with Friends. I cleaned a lot of other unnecessary time wasters off my phone.

  • Hugo

    April 15, 2018 at 10:23 am Reply

    I didn’t delete Facebook Account. But I set a timer when I use Facebook. Only 30 minutes I checked Facebook. Cause Facebook is useful when it’s comes to group and events.

  • Stephani

    May 25, 2018 at 4:56 pm Reply

    I deleted mine in February and it was the best thing. It caused me a ton of stress, anxiety and depression along with dealing with people who were unhealthy

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