When my professor first introduced what “Software Diet” was, I couldn’t believe it. In my head, I was thinking, there is no way that I am going on a “diet” where I am told to live without Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. for a whole week (SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17th – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd)I was thinking NO
software diet But, then he did make a good point. He said “most of you guys said that you can control, so do it.” And he’s right. So I’m going to do it (well, I have no choice)
So here’s the thing..I am going to first start off with no Facebook for half the week then try my hardest to do the same with Twitter.
No doubt, this mini task will be very challenging for me.
Sunday Response: February 17th
Day 1 of not using Facebook, and its weird, I’ve already noticed a difference. I’ve realized that I’m using my time better. If I was on Facebook today, I would of been using my iPad alot. Facebook is defiantly a big time killer. But, instead, I studied for chemistry all day. It defiantly felt more relaxing. I’m not gonna lie, I was tempted so many times to check my Facebook to see if I had any new notifications, but I resisted. I mean it’s only day one, but I feel like I’m going to go crazy if I don’t get a feel of Facebook. If I keep myself busy, I will not get tempted to check my Facebook. I’m in for the challenge !
Monday Response: February 18th
Day two and I’m already having Facebook Withdrawals. I’m very anxious to see how many messages I have. In my IPad, next to the Facebook app is a little bright red box that says that I have 11 notifications, but of what? At this point, I am anxious to know what I am missing, but I’m sure it’s not much…I never really do much on it to begin with. It’s weird though because already, I haven’t really thought about Facebook as much as I thought I would. I’m guessing that it’s because today I was busy and worked for 7 hours that I had no time to browse through my Facebook anyway.If I keep myself busy, then I’ll be fine. When I am bored and have “nothing to do” that’s when I feel the need to check Facebook and what it has in store for me.
Tuesday Response: February 19th
Day 3 and I am still Facebook FREE ! I am pretty shocked at the fact that I haven’t been on Facebook for 3 whole days. I feel more relaxed and not so tense about what is going on around me. It’s nice to spend time on more important things than Facebook. Not gonna lie, I kind of enjoy this “diet”. Facebook is so distracting so I am defiantly seeing a change.
Wednesday Response: February 20th
It’s weird, because I don’t really crave for Facebook as much as I used to. I am more on Twitter if anything (which I will begin tomorrow). I’ve finally realized that Facebook is a place where I just go to when I’m extremely bored and have nothing to do. I feel like after going a couple days with out Facebook, I won’t use it as much as I used to. I don’t really need it now that I think of it. It’s pretty much a waste of time. Being a college student, there’s so much to do. Facebook is just a huge distraction. I will defiantly continue to use Facebook to connect with my old friends and family member from Ghana and also to reconnect with my close cousins. Like for example, I like viewing my cousins photos to see how she is doing.
Thursday Response: February 21st
So today was the first day of not using Twitter. At first it felt a little weird because it wasn’t the same routine that I usually do where I woke up and the first thing I would was check Twitter. It was nothing like that. I woke up feeling antsy wanting feeling the need to go on Twitter but I knew I couldn’t. During the day I was quite active and I had work during the night so I didn’t really have time to go on Twitter. But, when it got to the end of the night, I was craving Twitter like crazy. I ended up just falling asleep.
Friday Response: February 22nd
Day 2 without Twitter. To be honest, already the second day and I couldn’t do it. For some reason, I felt the urge to tweet and look at my timeline. I checked my Twitter for like 10 minutes and then I logged out because I felt that I got my full “fill” for the day. I knew twitter would be harder for me to do but I didn’t think it was going to be this hard. I thought I could control myself…I guess not.
Saturday Response: February 23rd
Day 3 & last day of this software diet, wohoooo ! So today I was lucky. I woke up later than usual & then I worked from 1-7pm so there was no time for Twitter because I never use it on my phone, only on my iPad. By the time I got back to my dorm I was exhausted.