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Four hours with no facebook

Dear God, I am an addict. :( I hate this. But the last time I went facebook-free, I did a 40-day social media "fast" and started an art journal. I still have that thing, and it has some nice drawings and song lyrics in it. I have to go to the grocery store, pick up my school-age kids, clean my living room, and start dinner. That's a good replacement for facebook, just for the rest of the day.

Dang, am I basically "updating my statuses" on here??????? I HATE THIS!!!!

It will get better. I just want to get to 3pm with no facebook. I'm not even thinking "one day at a time" right now. Just till 3pm would be progress. It's 12:44 right now.

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Four hours is AWESOME!!!! 

Four hours is AWESOME!!!! Congratulations!! Yes, think one minute at time. At this minute I am game free. Congrats!!!

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WOOHOOO...4 hours is 4 more

WOOHOOO...4 hours is 4 more hours of clean time than you had before you started them, and the fact that you did it even though you really didn't enjoy it is a good sign...if you can say "no" for 4 hours, then you can say "no" for at least the next minute. If you can say "no" for that minute, then maybe you can say "no" for the next minute. Don't make yourself miserable by biting off more than you can chew...if not logging on to facebook for the next 10 minutes is all you can handle, then just do that. When those 10 minutes are up, then you can think about the next 10 minutes, but don't stress out thinking about those 10 minutes before they get to you. Stress is a big contributor to addictive behavior, and a lot of us (myself included) have made ourselves worse by stressing about the past or about the future (or both at once, for that matter).

On any given day, you have the ability to rack up just as much clean time as the addict who's been clean for years...and that's a good thing. If I was to start looking back on my clean time and thinking that it would carry through just because of sheer momentum, I'd be gaming inside of a week. In a few more years, it might take me more than a week to get back to gaming by thinking like that, but it wouldn't be a question of "if" I'd go back anymore...only a question of "when". Keep coming back...

When you're going through hell...keep going. --Winston Churchill There is no pit so deep that God is not deeper still --Corrie ten Boom

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ExAvatar, my

ExAvatar, my almost-2-year-old loves your Rose. I taught her the word "rose" and we looked up pictures of "roses" on google, and she now thinks roses are the most beautiful thing ever. THANK YOU for your encouragement! < 3

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Learning Serenity, I love

Learning Serenity, I love your name, and I freaking love the quotes below!!! I think I'm going to print them out and put them on my desk. < 3 Thanks so much for the perspective.

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Well if you have to go one

Well if you have to go one hour at a time or even five minutes at a time then they are five minutes of progress, all that counts is the choice you make at the present time, now.

"Take what you need and leave the rest." I got nothing but moments to live.

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Awwwe!! I'm glad your

Awwwe!! I'm glad your daughter likes my rose :) And you are welcome!

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Well, I made it to 4:30 so

Well, I made it to 4:30 so far. :) It was weird, at least three times I found myself thinking, "I'll just get on Facebook to kill time until my 3pm deadline." ?????????????????? But your tips to go 5 mins at a time if I need to were very helpful.

I'm SO SICK with this pregnancy right now, and FB has been one of my only connections with people. Oddly enough, I had a good time at a church festival sunday night (until I started puking around 7:30) & felt like I was connecting in real life. It was what made me say: this has to stop!

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