Why I’m Quitting Facebook

I have deactivated my personal account on Facebook. My Facebook page “Zen Hoff” is still up and running to share my message.

This is after months of anxiety, stress, and emotional suffering from excessively scrolling Facebook. I even created another account with no friends, information, and pictures so I could still manage the “Zen Hoff” page (they require a user account). I knew the time was now. Here are my reasons why I deactivated my personal account but left my “Zen Hoff” page up. 

  1. Stress, anxiety, and discomfort from having two accounts on both Facebook, Instagram, and this blog. I felt overwhelmed with all the double posting.
  2. I was half-assing two things. I was concerned that I wasn’t focusing enough on Zen Hoff. This is my passion which brings great meaning to my life. I want to give 100% to it.
  3. Time. I have been wasting 2-3 hours a day excessively scrolling through social media. Time is the most valuable commodity, we only have a finite time on Earth and I want to use it wisely.
  4. I left my Zen Hoff page because many others can benefit from the message, plus others are more skillful with social media and can limit themselves.

I’m not saying social media is evil or a complete waste of time. Social media can be extremely valuable if used skillfully. The problem occurs when we find ourselves wasting huge parts of our life excessively scrolling and scrolling. I don’t want to waste any of my time and energy aimlessly scrolling Facebook. I have felt a beautiful peace since deactivating my accounts. I feel real freedom, which feels amazing! You can still find me at Zen Hoff on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you.

With Aloha,

Jonathan Hoffman

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