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Dan’s Eight Steps to Facebook Zen and Happiness

Over the last month my Facebook habits have changed dramatically. As a result of my changes I have noticed that I am sleeping better, I am more relaxed, and I am more present with those around me.

Here is what I have done:

1. I post primarily family stuff.

2. I intentionally do not post about politics as I would prefer the in person conversation.

3. The only religion stuff I post is my own writing (because I’m a pastor and all).

4. I no longer post about sports (unless it is my own kids).

5. I try to avoid commenting on political, religious, and sports posts (this weekend I made the poor decision to comment on a sports post).

6. If I do comment and the conversation goes sideways (which it almost always does) I turn off notifications for that post.

7. I unfollow people who are consistently filling my timeline with negativity.

8. I turned off Facebook notifications on my phone. I only look at FB when I choose. Not when the little number demands me to look.

If you’re looking for a little FB peace and happiness, this might help.

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