How much time do you really spend on social media?

21 Jan 2021

Published in: Member News

A few weeks back I decided to do something drastic and cut social media out of my life.

How much time do you really spend on social media?

A few weeks back I decided to do something drastic and cut social media out of my life.

I’m still active on LinkedIn for business, but Facebook, Instagram and TikTok are all gone.

How come?

Well, you might remember me mentioning a little documentary that I watched back in November - The Social Dilemma?

It got me thinking about my social media use and paying attention to the impact it had on my mood, productivity and life in general.

As time went on, and the more I thought about it, I realised that social media was not serving me.

It wasn’t bringing me new clients. It wasn’t feeding my mindset with positive knowledge and ideas. And most importantly, it wasn’t bringing me any joy.

The more time I spent on Facebook, the less productive, focused and happy I was.

The negativity would get me down and I’d find myself scrolling and scrolling just looking for something interesting…

It was a big fat waste of time. So I cut it out. Boom. Gone.

I still have the profiles but I spend zero time online.

I’m not the only one feeling this way. I was recently chatting to a friend of mine and she said she’d done the same.

Following a productivity session with her business coach, she installed a tracking app called Your Hour, to see just how much of her day was wasted online.

Now, she’s not a big social media user. She doesn’t interact much and only posts online every week or so… but she was shocked by the results!

5 hours and 31 minutes every day spent on her phone - with 2 hours of that on social networks!

That’s an insane amount of time.

In fact, if you just claim back 1 hour a day from your social media, at the end of the year that adds up to a whopping 30 full 8 hours work days!

Imagine if you had an extra 7 hours a week to work on your business, or your body or your mindset?

That’s almost an extra full working week each month!

So how do I feel since cutting it out? Amazing. My head is clear, my mental focus much better. My mood is stable and I haven’t argued with anyone about Brexit, lockdowns or whether the cream or jam goes first on a scone in weeks…

So here’s the question - how much time do you spend on social media each day?

Do you dare to add the app and find out?

Submitted by Chadd from Millennium Cargo Services Ltd
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