How to Stop Facebook from Taking Over Your Life

… In 5 Easy Steps

They are listed by the order in which I followed them, but the order is not important:

  1. Go running. (Optional, but this will help you accomplish the other steps)
  2. Remove the Messenger app from your phone.
  3. Remove the Facebook app from your phone.
  4. Make a personal rule that you cannot check Facebook on your phone, only on a desktop computer.
  5. Turn off all email notifications from Facebook.

It took me about 18 months to follow all of these steps, and I can’t say that I regretted doing any of them. Similar steps could be taken for Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest, or any other social network.

Reclaim your life! Go running!

Alan Sanderson is a trail runner in Enoch, UT.

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2 thoughts on “How to Stop Facebook from Taking Over Your Life

  1. I need help. My husband spends more time on his Facebook then with me. First thing in the it’s me waking up to him on his Facebook before he leaves for work. Sometimes I get up to have coffee with him. But 90 % of the time I don’t. I just lay in bed acting like I’m sleeping. He gets on at work and when he gets home until he goes to bed. On top of that being said his ex’s have been chatting with him in messager and trying to hook back up with him. What should I do?

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