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  1. Hi Vernon sir, How are you doing today?

    I was clearing my inbox and I found this post; I immediately clicked the link to read because I too want to quit Facebook.

    It consumes a lot of my productive time and whatever you mentioned in the post is so SO relatable. I guess we all feel the same way.

    Here’s is the reality — “Websites and apps like Facebook are designed for compulsion and addiction.”

    The job of the developers at Facebook and other social media giants is to make the App as addictive as possible so that they can beat our self control and will.

    I’m glad that your post reached my inbox at the right time which helped me take a decision for myself. I see you as a leader and I’m going to follow you.

    I too will consider taking a Facebook break and focus on my school and upcoming e-book.

    Thank you so much for sharing your personal experience. I’ll surely share the link to this post with my friends. smile emoticon

    ~ Rohan Chaubey.

  2. Vernon, I loved this post! I’ve had to “check myself” more than once about the valuable time I allow social media to suck away from me. I’m learning how to utilize it instead of allowing it to abuse me.

    We had friends over last night and made everyone put down their phones and play an old fashioned game of charades. Teenagers vs the adults. We had a blast.

    Congratulations on the new home and your new outlook. Peace and Blessings to you in the New Year!

    • Hi Lilka,

      It’s amazing what we can achieve through self-control and checking ourselves. Continuing to take personal inventory we all need to develop.

      Isn’t it fun playing games with family?

      We had a blast Christmas Eve playing ‘Sorry” and ‘Jenga.’ Jenga requires a study hand and mental skills. Also a good heart when the pieces come crashing down. :D:

      Nicole came up with the idea to stack our phones while out having dinner. Honesty it was very uncomfortable at first. But I continued being a team player and eventually reap the benefits of having healthy conversations.

      Thanks for coming by and sharing your experience and have a prosperous New Year!

  3. Hi Vernon

    I know what it means to take a break from Social media.

    I have found out that one needs to be disciplined in spending time on Social media as it can take so much productive time if one isn’t careful

    I try not to spend too much time on Facebook even though it can sometimes be addictive. Instead, I jst read blogs and books.

    Thanks for sharing this post. Take Care

    • Hi Ikechi,

      There is a struggle going on within us. A fight for control. Our flesh wants us to do the things we like. While our spirit wants us to do the things we need to do.

      Self-control is a spiritual principle many people mistake for willpower.

      Like you mentioned it can become addictive and just as important, unproductive.

      I’m finding myself spending more time reading others blogs and giving back by sharing it.

      I have to pick back up me reading books. Because I’ve been reading the same book “The Girl Who Played With Fire” off and on for over a year. :D:

      Thanks my friend for coming by.

  4. Hi Vernon,
    I came to know about your blog from Rohan (he shared this post on facebook)!
    First of all, let me start by my first experience at your blog.
    The blog design is simple and easy to navigate.
    I agree with your post but, as a blogger, I can’t live without Facebook and other social networks.
    Here is a TIP if Facebook is destroying you by wasting your time.
    Just Set an Alarm at your mobile/Browser and use it for limited time. Otherwise, we can get addicted to it.
    I have seen some guys that stay active at Facebook almost any time. Simply, Facebook is kinda addictive. Just use it for fun OR business, not for destroying the time 🙂
    Have a nice journey ahead, Vernon!
    Very Happy to connect with you & your blog.
    ~ Ahmad

    • Hi Muhammad,

      Yeah Rohan is my little buddy and he always take care of me. 😀

      I’m glad to hear you like my blog. We have come a long way.

      The tip you gave to help manage time on social media is an excellent idea. There are many times I only planned to stay on it for so long then next thing I know it’s time for bed.

      It’s hard to accept the truth that Facebook at times controlled most of my day.

      But all I can do now is practice what had worked for others and then concentrate my energy on doing what they did.

      Glad we connected also,
      Vernon

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