I've been using Facebook for almost a decade now. For most of the time, I've not given much thought to how, when and for what I use Facebook. But this has changed lately.
I'm following the Digital Minimalism movement (brought to life by Cal Newport) and have become very conscious of how I use social media.
Scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, I realize that I'm not getting enough value from what I see. Holiday pictures from friends, ads, engagements, random updates, funny videos. It's easy to get sucked into the ever refreshing feed and before I know it half an hour is gone. And for what?
Now, I prefer to catch up with friends in person only and have gotten over the fear to miss out. If something is really important, somebody will message or call. In return, I get more focus and less noise in my head (thinking about random people and things I saw).
Funnily, the Facebook app came pre-installed on my Android phone. I couldn't even figure out how to delete it. Now it's kind of disabled.
If I really need to check Facebook, I'll do it on my laptop. That's enough!