How many of us spend a lot of time on social media? We have perfectly good intentions to spend time doing other hobbies or things that interests us but in the end we end up scrolling through our feed to no end? This is a perfectly easy habit to fall into and it will consume more of our precious and valuable time if we allow it.
Your time is valuable and it is a rare commodity these days.
Schedules keep getting filled up with priorities, responsibilities and tasks, tasks, tasks! Why not with your spare time spend that time doing things that will bring you lasting satisfaction and fulfillment rather than just scrolling the web? Statistics show that the average adult will spend over 30 hours a month on their phone! That is crazy! Think about what could you do with an extra 30 hours a month that instead of devoting it to your phone! What if you did something that you were interested in or spent that time towards a new business venture, hobby, cause or devoted that time to strengthening a relationship or taking better care of yourself? Will everyone who wants additional hours during the month to do things that they find value or joy in raise your hand?!
What would you do with 30 extra hours?
There are several apps out there for your phone that can help you monitor how much time you are on it and how much of your time you are giving to the cyberspace. Breakfree, Moment and Checky are all screen time trackers which help you by monitoring your usage and allowing you to track your time and see what tasks you are devoting the most time to. I highly encourage and empower you to spend less time on your phones and more time doing the activities that you love and want to this year. If you need help in this task contact me and we can challenge and support each other in this endeavor!
Takeaway: Let’s challenge each other to one of these goals this week…
- Download a monitoring app on your phone to track your time and set limits or goals for yourself.
- Spend 10 minutes brainstorming about a hobby or activity that you’ve been wanting to do but haven’t “had the time” to do it. Then make steps to making that a reality replacing some of your time on social media with this new adventure. It could be as simple as reading a book!
- If you’re feeling really convicted, do a social media cleanse. The length of time is up to you, but I would suggest it being at least several days long.