Disconnecting Facebook to Reconnect with Myself

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Last week, I went cold turkey. I shut down my Facebook account without fanfare and without much of any warning. It may only be temporary. Heck, it’s only been five days, so it’s hard to know at this time. What I do know is that now I have more time. In stopping the Facebooking, I’ve had more time for myself, more time to read, more time to do the things I enjoy doing and most importantly, more time to connect to my own heart.

For several weeks, I had been debating the shut down. I was finding that whenever I had a moment to spare, I was looking at the feed or reading posts, trying to keep up with the jokes or the social on-goings of my friends (some of whom I have not seen or had personal contact with in years). The trade-off was that I was not using that time to follow through with my own yearnings. While I would spend each night in meditation and journaling for 1-2 hours, I was not doing other “little” things that I enjoy. The books I wanted to read were stacking up on my coffee table. The spiritual, mental and physical workouts that I was missing were weakening my muscles.

Now, I have the time to color, to read the books I’ve wanted to read and most importantly I have the time to reconnect with my own heart.


I’m sorry that I’ve left behind so many in Facebook Land. I do miss so many of you. However, it is now time for me to turn inward and listen to my own heart for a bit. In looking outward at all of your lives, I’ve faltered in taking care of my own. Know that I am still here and that if you really need me, you know how to find me.


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