I can love Facebook, I can also “hate” it. If you had asked me about this love-hate relationship with Facebook, I’d have told you that the reason of its existence was the nauseating amount of angry, incredibly efficient stress and gastritis inducing posts I’d see on my news feed. But, that has changed…
If you asked me now, I’d say my relationship status with Facebook has morphed into something more …placid. I don’t LOVE it, but I don’t “HATE” it either. I would love to say that the reason for this is my awesome and wonderful growth as a person. Learning to let angry posts tickle me instead of getting angry at the angry posts. Learning to shake my head in amazement at some of the more stress inducing, eye rolling, gastritis making posts, instead of feeling my whole body tense and the acid slowly making its way up.
However, I have to unfortunately be totally honest and say, “I wish that were true!”.
Instead, this is how I started dealing with such posts – remove ANYTHING from whatever other page said post was shared from by using the “Hide all” option. I’ve also used the more drastic un-follow of said person’s notifications – and like magic….it’s gone.
There is one other thing I sometimes do. I glance at a post knowing it’s something not cool, and I quickly scroll really fast by it. This one’s an iffy option. If I’m a little too slow, I get stuck. Then I’m ugh-ing and eye rolling and all that wonderful stuff.
I’ve wondered though…if doing these things and going so far as to not listen or read the news is a form of running away. Instead of facing the things that make me angry and stressed, I should just be with it, acknowledge my anger and stress is born of some form of fear, and deal with it.
However, I don’t dwell on that thought too long. Me being me, I’d just thoroughly overthink it, confuse myself and nothing…absolutely nothing will come out of it.
You know, one day…one day I’m going to talk about my Relationship status ON Facebook… it could be one of those terribly sweet, diabetic inducing, romantic stories…you’re welcome 😉
~Waits patiently for my soul mate for life to fall gracefully onto my lap as I sit in my room all day, every day, not doing actual shit to find him~
If you are on Facebook, how do you deal with posts that unsettle you?