6 Ways to Minimize Your Facebook Time

6 Ways to Minimize Your Facebook Time

Is Facebook a ‘time suck’ for you? Do you find yourself stuck in a trap of aimlessly clicking on the Facebook icon many times a day? Is your brain full with knowledge about what your high school classmate ate for lunch or where your distant cousin went on vacation? Yet the pull is still there, isn’t it? The pull to continually check and make sure you’re not missing anything… the pull to improve your score on the latest addictive game… Well, guess what? You are missing something. You’re missing out on living your own life by focussing so much on the lives of others. You’re missing bonding moments with your children because you’re playing a game on Facebook instead of a game with them. It doesn’t have to be this way. But you don’t have to close your Facebook account either! It can be useful.   Here are 6 ways to get quality time from your Facebook account: 1. Take Facebook off of your smart phone – that’ right. I said it. Remove it and stop checking it. It will be there on your computer when you get home. There are enough distractions in a day when you are out and about. Don’t worry about Facebook. 2. Turn off most notifications – Do you really need to know about every new post on all the groups you’ve joined? Pick three essential groups. Shut off everything else. For me, I only get notifications from the homeschool group I’m a part of. That’s it. One group. 3. Unfollow everyone but your closest group of friends – And by closest, I mean...