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Affirmations for Leaving Facebook and Social Media - Ending Social Media Addiction



There is no doubt that leaving Facebook is hard.  I will admit, I have struggled with it myself many times.  Lately I have been reading so many new books, writing a ton, working and preparing for another move.  Yet, the want to share what I have been doing on Facebook is often hard.  Am I somehow missing out by not sharing my life?  Will I one day want to go back and see the memories of these times?  Wouldn't others be so impressed by all the things that I am accomplishing? 

In order to accomplish the great feat of getting your butt into high gear and exiting the world's most addictive website, I have decided to help you with some affirmations.

There is a ton of support out there about the power of what we feed our mind.  Many books have been published about affirmations, including Napoleon Hill's famous book "Think and Grow Rich."  Even the Bible speaks about what we allow in our mind, and how we should only meditate/think on those things that are of "true..noble...right and of good report" Philippians 4:8 (one of my favorite Bible verses), and Proverbs 23:7 states:  "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he."  It seems that the Bible and the secular world both agree on the power of thought and what we feed our minds.  Therefore, what you are feeding yourself on and about Facebook is forming how you think about the world.  

With that said, why not practice some self-empowerment by feeding yourself some positive affirmations about your departure from Facebook?  Why not remind yourself that you do not need Facebook and that you are not giving up anything by not being on Facebook?  I have created some affirmations for you to use as a guide, but be creative, and add to these.  Add your own flair.  Throw in your goals, dreams, and desires.  Make these about you, and think long and hard on them when you wake up and when you are tempted to log back in.  


AFFIRMATIONS FOR LEAVING FACEBOOK

•I have realized that I do not need Facebook.  I do not need to share my life with the world.  I am content to live a quiet life.  I am content to enjoy the peace that living a life that is not public brings with it.

•I have decided that I am going to give up Facebook for good.  I could always go back, but I do not want to.  I know that I am making a positive step forward.  I can see my life will be better.  I can see my self-worth and outlook on life improving.  

I give up on the idea of comparing myself with the rest of the world.  It is time for me to leave Facebook.  I am ready to take that next step.  I know that this is the start of a new and wonderful phase in life.  I am excited about this amazing change.

•I am now at the point where my commitment to my goals outweighs my want to be on Facebook.  The next step for me is to deactivate and watch success become a part of my life.  I am ready to (your goal here) and embrace the new life that will come as a result.

•Facebook has become too negative.  The constant anger, fighting, and annoyance is no longer worth it.  I am now going to leave Facebook.  I can still keep in contact with my friends.  I will still visit them.  Instead, I am gaining that peace of mind that will make me a far better friend than I ever was when on Facebook.

•I realize that my friends will not miss me, despite what Facebook may tell me.  Instead, I am gaining a level of freedom I have not had for years.  I am stoked to see the adventure that will unfold as I begin living a life with real purpose.  I do not need to share my achievements online.  They shall speak for themselves.  I will not get bogged down in the conversations and views of others who I do not know so well.  It is time to move on.  I am deactivating Facebook today!

AFFIRMATIONS FOR STAYING OFF FACEBOOK

•I am staying strong in my absence from Facebook.  It feels good to be away.  I have been accomplishing much, and the momentum is only growing.  I know that I will not go back, because once I do, the momentum will pause.  It is not worth it.  I am strong.  I am free.  I am loving this newfound freedom!

•I have realized that my friends do not miss me.  Most do not even know I am gone.  Instead, I am living my own life, according to my own rules.  I do not need to share what is happening across the world via the internet, because I am too busy enjoying this time with those who I love.  Being free of Facebook is great!

•I have never imagined how good it would be to be Facebook free!  Facebook held me down and I am avoiding the want to go back.  I have no need to be involved with the politics and drama that was a part of the site.  I know that I have a fantasy in my mind of it being something different, but if I went back I know that Facebook would depress and infuriate me.  My life as it is now is amazing.  I have no desire to return to the old ways.  This is the new me.  I love my new life without Facebook!

•I am growing stronger each day without Facebook.  I do not want to return.  I love being off Facebook!

•Facebook is not me.  I am not Facebook.  I am my own individual and I am very happy to be away from Facebook.  I have no want or desire to go back.  I do not want to know what is going on and I am glad to have that kind of strength.  

•I am a healthy individual.  Every day I am more healthy.  Being off Facebook only adds to my health.  My inner peace is amazing.  My mind is growing by leaps and bounds.  I am gaining wisdom each day.  The joy I feel is growing.  This is what it means to be alive.

•Facebook was a living death, but I feel like a new person being away.  I never want to go back to Facebook.  Looking into the future, I see no place on that site for me.  It is a beautiful sight to behold!

•Without Facebook I am a more positive and optimistic individual.  I also feel closer to who God created me to be.  This is truly an amazing feeling!  

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Feel free to come up with your own affirmations.  Feel free to mention your own goals, desires, and put in the parts that annoyed you about Facebook the most.   Imagine the freedom as you say the words.  Say them slowly and let your feelings and imagination guide you. 

If you have any more affirmations or want to share what you have come up with, please leave a comment.  I would love to see what you have come up with.  I will also add more in the future as they come to me.  Thank you for reading! 

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Update:  The precious in-law who battles EXTREME Facebook addiction and deals with the constant barrage of the negativity that it brings into his life has announced that he is going to leave Facebook!  Of course, this was a day ago and he is still on the site pretty much constantly, but at least it's progress!  I do not give up hope, as I believe that realizing your need is the first step towards any meaningful change!

Facebook addiction is serious and it is real.  I hope that everyone who is batting any addiction is able to rid themselves from the clutches of that which controls them in life.  May this man find his peace, and I also hope that everyone who fights addiction gets to that point in their life.  Keep up the good fight! 

Update 2:  Sadly, the in-law caved and announced his return to Facebook less than two days later.  He never really left, as it was stated that he was "always on messenger on his computer" and pretty much has succumbed to spending the rest of his days on Facebook.  Do not let this become you.  This should become a stark warning about Facebook addiction.  :(
  

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