Day 3424 – Trying To Live A Low Social Media Life

Over the last few days, I was pretty much off the grid. I had my blog posts scheduled, my Facebook group posts scheduled, and no reason to get on social media. It was some of the most restful and relaxed days I’ve had in a long time.

It has me thinking about how much I’m on social media and how going on really does change how my day is going, mostly for the worst. Since I’ve been “back on the grid” I’ve found myself automatically starting to go to Facebook during a lull in work. Oh how quickly we fall back into our habits.

Thankfully, I’ve stopped myself almost every time. So, I think I’m going to try and limit myself to getting on once a day. Maybe scheduling posts as well.

Have you ever tried to limit your social media intake? Was it a hard transition?

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Day 2926 – A Week Of Less Social Media – How Is It Going?

It has been a little over a week of only checking social media twice a day, so, how’s it going? To be frank, it has been absolutely amazing. I have experienced more productivity in the last week than I have in ages. I know part of that is because of reading Deep Work*, but it is also a mental thing.

Here’s how I practically carry this out:
In the morning, before I log on to Facebook, I make a list of the things I need to do while I’m on there. From posting in my Facebook Group about planning a road trip, to checking On This Day, to posting on different accounts (ha ha, I have a lot). Once I finish that list, I log off. I don’t get back on until the afternoon, where I repeat the process. There have been a few exceptions to this, but they have been work related, and not “hmmmm, I wonder what’s going on…..did anyone post anything new?…..I’m bored….” I think just the act of making the list has started to train my brain – you don’t need this obsessive checking in your life. It’s ok. I will confess that yesterday was a little harder, and I checked a few more times. But that was mostly because I was exhausted and bored. lol, not a good combo for me!

I’ve found myself filling the time with reading. In the last week, I finished Deep Work, Keep Moving* by Dick Van Dyke (this is a FUN audiobook! I’m adding it to my recommends!), Matched (#1 in a YA dystopian novel), Jenny Colgan’s new book, and early this morning, Crossed (#2 in the YA dystopian novel series). I also knocked out a big project for Bret with pivotables and summaries. I truly feel like my mindset towards work has changed.

Have you cut out social or limited how much you get on?

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