Decluttering My Life, One Step at a Time

My Challenge: 6 Days of No Facebook

Hello.  My name is Diana and I am a Facebook addict.

I check Facebook when I wake up.  I check Facebook after my shower.  I check Facebook during slow periods at work. I check Facebook when I get home from work.  I check Facebook after dinner.  I check Facebook before bed.  I check Facebook sometimes if I wake up in the middle of the night.

I am glad for Facebook.  I do not live in the town that I grew up in.  All of my family members (other than my husband and mother) live in different states.  Facebook has made it easy for me to reconnect with former classmates, co-workers and to allow me to see what my relatives look like.

Facebook has allowed me to meet people that share the same common goals and struggles that I do.   I belong to several fitness group pages.  The online support and motivation that I received from group members helped me break my weight loss plateau and lose ten pounds last year.

So why am I saying goodbye to Facebook for the next six days?
Because there are other things that I want to do.  I feel that Facebook is taking up too much of my time.  It distracts me.  It takes away my focus.  Facebook adds to my mental clutter.

One of my goals is to improve the quality of my writing and to write more articles/posts.  Finding the time to write is difficult for me.  When I do sit down to write, I get distracted.  I am working on removing my distractions one at a time.

The visual clutter surrounding my desk was the first distraction that I removed.  I no longer am sitting among piles of paper and messy bookshelves.  My area is now peaceful and quiet.

I now need to remove the Facebook distraction.  For the reasons mentioned above, Facebook has been good to me.  But I also do not need to spend so much of my time reading status reports.  I enjoy most of the posts, but now I need to focus on my writing and my blogs.  I need to declutter the living room before my brother comes to visit.  I need to spend more time with my mom.  I need to get the printer setup.  I need to do things that I have been putting off.  I need to get back to reading.

I am going to see what I can accomplish if I remove Facebook from my life.

My No-Facebook Challenge starts tomorrow.  From December 19, 2013 to December 24, 2013, I will not log into Facebook.  Let the challenge begin…

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I work full time in retail sales. I'm married, have a pet cockatiel and my mom lives with us. When I'm not working, I spend most of my spare time on my websites. For exercise, I'm training to do 100 push ups! I love to eat good food, but am watching my weight. For my chocolate fix, I turn to Quest Bars as they taste like desert. Big Walking Dead fan!

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I'm Diana and this where I share my progress, tips and everything I learn while I progress towards my goal of a simpler life!

I want less distractions, less stress and more time to focus on what matters to me. I believe that decluttering my home and my mind are the first steps in achieving that.

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