How much time do you spend online?
We all are guilty of spending more time than we should on our social media accounts. It is such a natural way we pass time and stay connected today. Constant updates and likes on comments can all take a toll on us whether we are realizing it or not.
You might even question am I addicted to social media? Thinking back before social media was so prominent, we had more conversations! We were able to hold focus and getting back to those roots are key to a more productive and fulfilled lifestyle.
Have you ever sat there and realize that time has gone by while you have just been scrolling? Or put the phone down only to 3 minutes later re-open that app you were just looking at. It is a strange habit that we have developed.
Sometimes, it can be over whelming. Seeing everyone’s thoughts and what they have to say on the issues today and keeping up with group chats. Social media can have this affect where it makes us feel like we are less than if we do not have what we are seeing posted. Many times, pushing fake expectations in the real world.
There a lot of pressure in that and we do not always have to take the time to give that energy to others. Imagine reflecting that energy on ourselves. You will start to notice and appreciate the small things in life. If we think about it if will not hurt to take a break or even give it up. So, here are some steps that can help cut back that time spent on your social media and allow more time in the present moment. This has an impact on our productivity in life so break the cycle for a better you!
Ways to ween the use of social media down.
1.Set limits. Sometimes it can be difficult to take control of the time we have. We must allow less time scrolling through other people’s moments and make our own. So, allow for a certain time limit that you can indulge in that moment on social media and take a break.
2.Track how much time you are sending on online. If needed schedule days off for yourself. Ween yourself away and take more time for different activities that can be beneficial to you.
3.Identify the most used apps that are consuming the most time. You can even set days where you do not go on that app at all. Or even take a month off! Allow yourself to deactivate and really take a break. You will see the change in how you feel and connect in daily life.
What will you gain? You will find time and find energy and become more connected to new ideas. You will be able to be present and build bonds and over all enjoying a richer meaning to life.