Whilst all of the suggestions weren't necessarily ones that I wanted to adopt, I was keen on imposing some sort of restriction on my Social Media time. I'm sure I'm not the worst person out there, but, I do have a weakness for Instagram. I can quite easily lose track of time as I scroll through, which would be fine if I were actively choosing to do that. I don't though, it's a passive decision that then leaves me resentful at the time I've lost when I could have been doing something more productive, like writing this blog post.
That's just the thing though, this shouldn't be a passive decision, time is too valuable a commodity to let it passively flitter by.
This past week I set a notification on my phone. At 8pm there's no more social media for me! The surprising thing is that, while I sit there playing and laughing with my daughter, or knitting away happily, I'm not missing my time on social media at all. What's more, I'm spending less time on it even before 8pm, just dipping in and out. I find myself more present and more cognisant of when I am on it.
The restriction was supposed to start as a 1 month trial, but 1 week in and I am already reaping the benefits of more time to do the things that bring me joy. I can't see myself going back.
Social media is a fun place to visit, bit we must be the ones in control of how and when we spend our time on it.
What are your thoughts on social media? Do you love it or loathe it? Do you control it or does it control you? Let me know in the comments.