TIME spent with FaceBook
Last week’s FaceBook crash taught me a lesson.
No local gatherings for Persons Living with Dementia in our little town, and i seldom leave the house.
So my primary contact for other folks who live with dementia symptoms is on social media and social media groups
( like Dementia Mentors, Living Healthy with Early Onset Dementia, and DAI Support Page ).
Peer contact is extremely important, but …
My FaceBook time has recently increased another notch
and need to find more tools
or self-imposed restrictions on time spent.
Even tho i do not use FB ( FaceBook ) “news Feed”
( so current use is limited to responding from FB notifications )
time investment has increased from 6-8hrs/day
( except for Saturday when notifications are “off” ).
By the time you allow extra time fudge-factor for dementia symptoms in every little thing for personal care,
plus 6-10hrs every week for blog,
that does not leave much of the week for personal/family life.
Reviewed my FB “Close Friends” list and moved 7ppl off from total of 495 “Close Friends” on FaceBook.
But dont want to remove family or those with dementia.
With about 10 exceptions that is everyone in my close friend listing
(and i average 2 new friends living with dementia per week)
Twitter is really difficult for me, so already placed limit of under 1hr/day for Twitter & Linked In.
Only a few friends use those services exclusively (do not use FaceBook), but i do not want to miss out on contact with those few.
Will now be limiting my time following FaceBook friends and FB texting “Groups”
to only 3hrs Tuesdays and Thursdays,
(usually takes 3hrs to clear my “inbox” from social media overnight)
Then normal full days on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
i realize that means i will miss a lot on Tues, Thurs, Sat and Sun,
and also not reliably see some of the entries that would be so very nice to share on Dementia Symptom Perspectives.
But i need stricter time limitations.
Any suggestions of other tools for managing FB ???
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