A new study suggests that quitting Facebook for a week immediately lifts one’s mood, and while mild depression can aid creativity, more serious depression tubes creativity all together. And Facebook can depress us because people put their brightest moments on the site.
I look at Facebook once a week and briefly at that. I have writer friends who spend more time on Facebook than writing. It is literally the cause of writer’s block. One spends nearly six hours a day when she doesn’t want to write– checking other posts, writing posts and playing Facebook games.
So if you want to start writing again, close down Facebook for at least a week.