Last month, I decided to take a Facebook “sabbatical” for a month or so. (Actually a full social media break.) It’s an experiment to see how it would effect my focus, my energy, and my work in the world, similar to why one would go on a retreat — to rest and reboot. I’m still involved in the real world, available, and working, despite how it might appear to the Facebook world.
For some context, I was an active Facebook user for personal, professional, and cause-related connections, so it felt like a big decision to step away from it.
It’s now been over two weeks on the social media sabbatical, and wow, what a refreshing difference in my brain and my body, even starting from the first day. It feels great.
In this post, I’ll let you know:
- What was hard about the decision.
- The toll it was taking on me and how I came to taking a break.
- How I set things up to step away for a while.
- The benefits I’m already experiencing in my body, mind, and soul.
- The main thing I miss.
- Now what?