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Trying to get a hold of myself. - April 17th 2017, 05:09 AM

I've posted before about how social media tends to make me anxious. I've deactivated my twitter account, and I want to deactivate my FB account. My husband has asked that I wait before I do it. We have so many friends and family that we wouldn't be able to reach otherwise. (My husband doesn't do social media either.) I've agreed to just log out and not sign back in for awhile, so I can focus on other things and try to get things under control.

I still have a few social media outlets that don't bother me, such as Instagram, TH, and then I still use my email and Skype. I've been told by others that if all social media sites don't make me panic, then I'm just faking how things make me feel/my SA (Social Anxiety.) Instagram doesn't have all that public political ads/info all the time, and it's easier to keep things that trigger me away. I only follow my family and only see what they post. Same basic concept with Skype and of course email.

I dunno why it bothers me so much, but I don't understand why people feel the need to be plugged in all the time and then choose to make fun of me or treat me differently because I don't like it. I mean, everyone has their own opinion of how they like things, or how they want to do things, so why can't I just do what makes me feel comfortable? Social media isn't for everyone anyway, and there isn't any rule that says because you have Instagram, you have to have FB, or because you have FB you need to have Twitter, and so on.

Anyway, I'm starting to do some workbook type things to try and get my mind back on track and tone down my anxiety some. I truly hope it helps. I don't want to end up shutting myself off from most of my friend and family who are long distance. I also want things to get better, I don't know anyone who wants anything to get worse.

Sorry for pretty much blabbing. I have no idea why but this has been on my mind for a bit and was bothering me so I just wanted to get it out.


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Re: Trying to get a hold of myself. - April 17th 2017, 05:59 AM

Hey there, you have every right to take a break or deactivate your accounts without being teased. I'm personally addicted, but I should probably take a break too. There is a way to deactivate your Facebook without deleting everything, I also added Social Fixer to Chrome which isn't perfect, but it blocks a lot of the ads and political crap. You can also set it to block things that trigger you. It isn't perfect though. There's a slight delay before it hides things and I found that it actually blocked certain things I wanted to see, but it might be worth trying. It's free and can be easily disabled if you don't like it.

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Re: Trying to get a hold of myself. - April 17th 2017, 10:49 AM

Well I understand how difficult that can feel!

What I do is I literally unfollow everyone while remain as friends (so that no one will notice that), and I will read about a particular friend only when I feel comfortable with it, instead of it poping out from time to time.

Also btw, all that matters for FB is the chat box. You can even block messages from people you dont really know. So I think you dont really have to deactivate it, otherwise like you said, you miss out some important people that you really care about!


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Re: Trying to get a hold of myself. - April 17th 2017, 02:26 PM

Thanks for the advice.


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