So Lent is upon us again! You know, that time of the year where you’re meant to give up at least one thing for 40 days, because who wants to go hungry during the day anymore, right?
I don’t usually bother with Lent, for the same reasons I don’t usually bother with New Years Resolutions; who cares? But this year I’ve think I’ve finally found something worthy of trying to give up. This year, for 40 days, I’m going to give up Facebook.
Facebook is one of the most time-consuming websites I use. Check notifications, check messages, play Bubble IQ and laugh at FarmVille, browse, browse again, look at photo’s etc. No matter how I try to cut it out, it always creeps back. I find myself habitually checking it every morning on my phone then again throughout the day.
Why will Lent be any different? Well, I’m one of those people who also habitually sets targets for himself, which then helps me want to do those things. Plus I’m using Lent as a kind of experiment; if giving up Facebook for 40 days actually helps my productivity, maybe it should a permanent thing?
So for the next 40 days, all that should be appearing on my timeline is linked posts from my blogs, or at least, that’s the plan.
Are you giving up anything for lent, or have you gave up Facebook before? As always, leave your stories in the comments.
Happy Ash Wednesday