If you follow along with me on Facebook, you already know that I’ve decided to take a little break from Facebook after today. I think I’ll probably return after the first of the year.
I really like being able to keep in touch with my friends and family (and yes you guys too – I count you as friends also). And I know that I’ll be tempted to return, due to all the super awesome people that I am going to miss. But I am seeing so many things on Facebook these days that I don’t wish to see. It’s just turned into a rather upsetting experience, with the bad outweighing the good.
I don’t think I’m going to go into details about what I consider “bad”, because it involves several things and I don’t want to make anyone feel bad or anything. And yes, I do understand how to control my friend’s list, and what shows up in my feed, etc. But some things go beyond that.
I hope that after my two week break, I can come back to Facebook and be a little more careful in terms of which friend’s posts show in my feed, etc. I mean, I leave some people’s feeds there because I care about them a great deal, and I want to see their posts about their life, etc. But when a large percentage of what they post is just something that stresses me out or I find upsetting, well… then I probably need to keep them on my friend’s list, but block their posts from showing in my feed. Even if it means I might miss something I really want to see. Because I don’t get on Facebook to be annoyed, stressed out, sad, or worried.
In the meantime, I am trying to rest a lot and hopefully recover from a major MG flare up that hit me last Friday. And I just want to try to keep things as low stress as I possibly can, since stress is such a huge negative with MG (proven to raise the blood levels of the “bad” autoimmune antibodies that are out to get me). So… that’s my goal.
I am going to continue to post on my blogs, if I feel up to it. And I’m hoping I’ll finally find time to get caught up on reading more of my friend’s blogs.