Skip to main content

How To Quit Facebook Completely

Remember when you first made your account on Facebook with the simple idea of staying in touch with your friends?

But now you can’t remember how you got so madly addicted to it? With Facebook slowly taking over your life, here are some steps to help you quit Facebook completely.

1. Admit Being Addicted
The first step is usually the hardest for most people. Thanks to Facebook being available on diverse technological platforms, an average Indian is known to spend 13 hours a week doing just about nothing on it. Facebook can be addictive, but the first step in rehabilitation is to admit that you are addicted to it. You are probably known to log in now and then to refresh the page or to check for new notifications, add friends or post events and then spend the rest of the time aimlessly browsing your connections.

2. Make a Facebook Schedule
Having realised that you’re logging on to Facebook for no good whatsoever, it is instructed that you evaluate your hours on Facebook and follow a strict Facebook schedule. Devote some time to browse through Facebook, and browse only for the time you’ve assigned yourself. Keep yourself in check from overstaying your visit. Keeping a log book, mentioning the duration of Facebook usage per day, will also keep your addiction in check.

3. Engage in Other Activities
Do you remember your friends in real life? Now would be a good time to organically meet and spend time with them. A good way to keep Facebook off your mind would be to keep yourself busy doing other activities. Develop a new hobby, groom your pet, groom yourself, read a book or learn a new language. The possibilities of a world outside of Facebook are endless.

4. Find Alternatives If you remember turning on your computer only to check Facebook, you need to find an alternative for your habit desperately. Remember the other functions that your computer used to perform? Remember the time when you were addicted to MS Paint or Solitaire? Getting back to those applications now, will be a boon for your addiction. If you were only using Facebook for messaging to get in touch with friends, it is time to update your email client and use an alternative method to connect.

5. Cancel Account
If all the above methods prove fruitless, the best one to resort to would be to cancel your Facebook account. After you inform your friends about your decision to quit and provide alternative contact information, you can delete your friends, clear your content, remove all pictures from your account and proceed to deactivate your account. Doing this will give you the necessary breather, away from Facebook.

Facebook, like any other addiction, can be cured with the correct attitude and some necessary steps. You will need to be diligent in your approach to quit. If you do so, you can hope to be cured of your Facebook addiction completely.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The 101 Most Useful Websites

60 power tips for Windows XP

Here are 60 tips to help you get more from Windows XP taken from the Windows XP official magazine website:

1: Use stable drivers
Drivers are the cause of most system crashes, so open System Properties and click the Hardware tab. Click on Driver Signing and set Windows XP to block the installation of unsigned drivers.

2: Replace your missing Windows XP files
Error messages warning you of missing .dll files or flaky programs indicate that some core parts of Windows XP are missing, so open the Run dialogue box and type ?sfc /scannow?. A utility scans your system for missing system files and replaces them. You may be prompted to insert your original Windows XP installation CD, so keep it close to hand.

3: Check for unsigned system files
Open the Run dialogue box and type ?sigverif?. Then click on Start in the utility that opens and your hard drive is scanned for questionable system files. Now check the files the scan brings up.

4. Clean out unwanted .dll files
Open RegEdit and nav…

Olive Nexus VR-9: Your handy Wi-Fi router

As modern netizens, getting online is probably a vital part of your day. Olive's Nexus VR-9 is a portable Wi-Fi router that makes it possible to share a single connection with all your Wi-Fi enabled gadgets. All you need is a high-speed USB data card.

The idea is simple: plug in a data card into the router's USB port and it instantly creates a Wi-Fi hotspot wherever you are. At home or in office, multiple laptops can share the same data connection. You could provide wireless internet for Wi-Fi phones, iPods and tablets. On the move, your laptop and portable gadget continue to have internet access as long as your battery lasts.

It comes with a wall charger to keep plugged in at home/office. On the move, the battery is good enough to power it for a respectable 3 hours and 50 minutes (at least two devices were connected throughout this time in our testing). Aside from the portability, the biggest advantage is the savings it can offer.
Priced at 3,500, the Olive Nexus VR-9 could e…