Facebook Addict ka ba?

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A recent study shows that Facebook overtakes daily activities like waking up, getting dressed, using telephone, or checking email. According to Dr. Michael Fenichel, a psychologist, " The amazing thing is that, like cellphones, nobody seems to notice the vast amount of time and energy- at work, at home, and now while on the move-people are DEVOTING to Facebook. It has become a given." Eventually he calls it  Facebook Addiction Disorder or FAD.

How would you know if you're a Facebook addict? Here are some signs:

1. You lose sleep over Facebook. In other words, 3 layers na ang eye bags mo for sleeping late.
2. You spend more than an hour a day on Facebook. Your desire increases while your satisfaction decreases. Hmmm
3. You become obsessed with old loves or ex boyfriends or girlfriends you reconnect with on Facebook. At times, you're just stalking sa buhay ng ibang tao or to simply  gossip sa accounts nila. 🙂
4. You ignore work in favor of Facebook. You get paid sa work to log on sa FB for an 8 hour job. Or if you're a student, it keeps you motivated to level up your score sa Mafia Wars, Farm Ville & different surveys of the day instead of studying tomorrow's lesson.
5. The thought of getting Facebook leaves you in cold sweat. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor!

The point of the matter is, we need help in  controlling ourselves from being preoccupied in this kind of stuff. I would consider even Twitter, blogging, internet games, or anything or someone that pulls  our attention as we tend to neglect other things which needs to be accomplished on time. Many of us are guilty on this. But what do we need to do? The word self control might help us overcome the addictions we have. Watch Joshua Harris and listen as he talks about self control in this wired world that we are living in.

Here me on this, we are not against using Facebook. But consider what we say, anything good that takes more of our time than God is bad. And like what Saint Paul would say "Everything is permissible for me"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me"—but I will not be mastered by anything."

  • Apachezz

    1. nakakatulog pa naman ako.
    2. sobra sa isang oras kapag nasa facebook ako.
    3. lurking sometimes sa ex and crush sa facebook.
    4. minsan dapat unahin ko muna ang thesis ko, ang nangyayari nag farm town na lang ako at kinalimutan na ang mas mahalaga
    5. may bukas pa naman..facebook ulit

    ..... dahil sa media at internet totally na-divert ang atensyon ko. struggle talaga kung ano ang uunahin at isasantabi. Minsan hindi ko rin talaga ma-control ang sarili ko. hehehehe... minsan naman kapag nagsawa na ako, dun ko pa lang aasikasuhin. pero as much as possible nakakapagpasa pa naman ako on time ng mga project, at tapos ko ang deadline sa work.... yun lang po 😉

  • Wow Apachezz, thats an honest confession. Thank you for being real and acknowledging your struggle.

    God has given us those things so that we use them but not take much of our time but focus our attention in Christ.

  • myty

    ...i just thank you 4 opening my mind....

  • Hi Myty,

    Self Control is not quite popular now a days. We just do whatever we want not realizing that some of the things take much of our time and we forget to live the purpose we have.

    I challenge you to take some steps how to maximize your time accomplishing things on time and right.

    Franco

  • Apachezz

    This is indeed my struggle and a challenge for myself.

    Please TLW Admin include us in your prayers.

  • Agape

    Wow. May maiaadvice na ako sa mga friends ko.. :))
    Buti na lang wala pa kaming computer sa bahay.
    Nag-iinternet lang para sa mga thesis at projects. Salamat kay Lord dahil xa ang da best na Prof! 🙂 At salamat din sa TLW! God bless us. 🙂

  • liyob kaanduka

    this is wonderfull , if a person has self control he/she can reach their success in life. Beliving in ourself is the best . life is sweet, but it could be risky organise yourself to live well,oppose things that could endanger your life. The true love waits members keep up the good advice.

  • Hi Liyob,

    It's best to have self control tho believing in yourself is not the best thing to do. Because most of the time, we are subjective and not objective. Our tendency is to always think what we feel rather than do what needs to be done in the right way and time. Acknowledging our weakness and receiving a great Rescue from a great Saviour would eliminate us from making mistakes.

    Franco

  • justhen

    hahahaha.....
    d nmn masyado nakaka adict ang FACEBOOK......
    chat2x nga lang ang gusto ko dun eh...^^

  • Adiel

    hmmm....my ilan na pla ako ng symptoms ng FAD..thanks TLW for enlightening us....

  • wenz,CHRIST charm

    hmmnn d naman nkkaadict un..
    photos lang..hahaha
    depende nadin cguro sa tao!
    bless God!!

  • aina mae

    im hndi namn po ako addict kc nag post lang ako sa wall ng mga quiet time ko para maka encourage sa ibang youth and tru fb minomonitor ko po ung mga youth namin.22o po lahat ng sinabi nio ang laki ng impact ng fb sa mag youth.God bless po. 🙂

  • jonalyn

    hMmMm..honestly nd p nmn ako addict sa fb..
    actually kakagwa ko pa lang..hehe
    i agree wid wenz.
    depende na un sa tao...
    bzta ako.."put GOD first"

    addict ako sa luv ni GOD ..oh dba?hehe

  • jamie

    oh my gosh...im so guilty...
    tnx for reminding me..(^^,)

  • jinky

    funny to hear and watch the video but it really struck me..ouch. thanks GOD for reminding me of self-control. I knew GOD leads me to this site and to this blog.

  • lyra

    aaawww... soo guilty about that.. Such a wonderful blessing to hear this message.. because actually, doing what's need to be done, but nOt doing it..is my burden.. because, there are so many things in this world that magnets me, instead of doing things, that could glorify God.. do things that gives me pleasure.. pls. pray for me!.. Thank God for this wonderful message! God bless you!!

  • christian

    It's a great blessing to read this and to hear the messg about selfcontrol.
    to be honest, medyo nhhrapan ako tlga alisin mga bagay na kina eenjoyan ko sa mundo, tulad ng pag online games, facebook, at pag chat. na sset aside ko mga bagay na importante sa buhay ko, at lagi ko sinasabi sa self ko na saglit lang naman eeh, at walang masama sa ginagawa ko, pero d ko namamalayan inaagaw na ng kaaway ung oras ko, ung mga oras na dapat ikalalago ko spiritually. I believe God talks to me with this.. My only thing to do is to please God while im here in this world. Godbless

  • garyl

    ganda ng mga pinag sa2b

  • garyl

    ang pag mamahal masaya pag mahal ka ng mahal mo ngunit subalit masakit pag ang mahal mo mahal nya ang kaibigan mo dati un ang napakasakit

    That's why ang pag mamahal ay dapat isang tabi muna kng ika'y nag aaral pa coz can wait

  • kim temblor

    hi kua franco..
    d nmn nkakaadict un fb eh
    sadyan addict lang talaga un mga ng ffb eh

    paran ako addict sa farmville jejejeje

    garyl puro mahal nkaka bobo
    jowk

    taga 2ndo ako
    youth din ako sa sinag

  • jinky

    1. i never sleep late for fb.
    2. yup, i spend time in fb for more than an hour a day, but it's not continuous. only with my free time.
    3. haha..i never stalk to someone in fb!
    4. i open my fb while i'm in break at work to see if someone sent me a message
    5. it doesn't happen to me.

    a good thing to read this blog. thanks for sharing.
    before, i'm playing Farmville(specifically..haha) but when I reached level 20, i stop it na. everything is the same, and sometimes nkakalimutan ko na gawin un iba kong work so I decided to stop it na. that was before I discovered this site of yours.
    GOD Bless TLW! 🙂

  • glenn

    yup,,hirap tlaga to have self control kpag gusto nating gwin, lalo n kung occupied n nito lhat ng time natin,,better to stay in God's presence and be conscious that God is watching!! thanks for that message,,

  • claire

    facebook,.. panu nga ba magpigil ng sarili?? a great amount of effort and prayers,.. most of the time, i use facebook to look for my crushes or ex-lovers,.. which i realized is bad,.. though, i'm not totally into facebook i see my self wanting more of it,.. tipong unti-unti na kong nahi- hypnotized...

    thanks for the blog,.. ^^.. it made me realized what facebook really means..

  • Ana

    I had a wrong thoughts for considering fb or other site im using as my stress absorber. lately i realize it leads to negative result. i take for granted time. instead of foucusing on my study i end up doing what i want... internet surfing. and i lose interest in other things.

  • raihana

    nung unah nmn kc nakakaadik tlaga pero napipigilan lalo na kung may mas importante pang bgay na gusto mong gawin!

    sana po makapunta kau sa school namin kc maraming adik at atat sa pag-ibig!

    ..thank you po sa pag punta sa brgy.sta.lucia ang ganda nung mga natutunan nmin..

  • Rea

    wow..na tamaan yata ako hahaii
    to be honest wala talaga akong self-control sa sarili ko pini pray ko ky God na sana ma change ko ang ganitong attitude ko.:(
    hindi nman ako perpektong tao
    minsan ay nakakalimutan ko ang mga mas importanteng bagay dahil maraming mga temptation na hindi talaga ma control.

    ngaun ko lang na discover 2ng site na2 ..ganda tlaga
    mas dito pa ako na aadik
    ung Sa facebook sabay sa uso lang un eh..hehe

  • nica

    aray aray! :))

  • angel xtian

    this is what i told my students: ... just wanted to remind you that there are more great things in life that wil develop more ourselves than just being a mouse potato or a couch potato. you may include fb in your routine but don't let it take much of your time... time to enjoy interacting with ffriends and people personally, time to learn from their own experiences and from your own experiences... from the things around us... and most espacially time to talk and interact with GOD... just want to share =) GOD bless

  • ßK

    haha,,, yung sobra lang sa oras ang sintomas ko !!! hahahah

  • Jane

    Nice message... Sana Marami pang Makabasa sa Message na eto.
    t'c sa Lahat. God bless us All

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