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For most of us, Facebook has become a daily habit. As of February 2011, Facebook has over 600 million users and recent statistics show that 48% of 18-to 34-year-olds check Facebook right when theywake up.
Here are six ways to beat that Facebook addiction:
#1: Quit Playing Games
That 19% of gamers say they're addicted to the social games, and 69% of these gamers are women.
If you wantto beat your Facebook addiction, begin by closing your gamer accounts.
#2: Start Tracking Your Time
Watch the clock when you log in and out of Facebook and keep track of your time for a week.
Ifyou have gotten into the habit of keeping Facebook running while doing other work online, stop! Only open up Facebook when you are actually on Facebook.
#3: Just Say No to Email NotificationsTurn off the email notification feature during your Facebook rehab days so that you can have more control over your addiction.
#4: Make a List of Alternative Activities
Making a list of alternativeactivities that you can do when the "Facebook urge" strikes could help you beat your Facebook addiction.
#5: Enjoy Structured Facebook Time
Schedule Facebook time into your day, instead ofchecking it on a whim. This will reduce the compulsive nature of the activity and make you less likely to get stuck on Facebook for hours on end. For example, you could give yourself 20 or 30 minutes oftotal Facebook time each day. Maybe you like to begin your morning with a Facebook fix, or end your day with some online social networking. Whatever the case may be, select a time slot just forFacebook and stick with the plan day in, day out.

#6: Clean Up Your News Feed
If you've been busy "Liking" lots of pages and have hundreds of Facebook Friends, your News Feed could be difficult todigest in one sitting. Monitoring that constantly-running News Feed can be addictive in itself. Use the settings to tweak your News Feed so that you are only getting updates from people you care about.
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