Social media is a powerful tool for your business (if used correctly)
BUT it’s the #1 cause of procrastination.
Maybe your wondering “why do I need a social media detox?” but the answer is really simple,
social media has a negative impact on your mental wellness, your productivity and creativity.
And if you’re feeling like a detox is some kind of punishment, well it means that you need it ASAP!
Identify what apps you’re using most
If you own an iPhone you can check what are the apps your use the most by looking at the “Screen Time” option in the settings.
Plus, you can set a limited amount of time you can spend daily on the apps!
Redesign your homescreen
If you have your favourite social media apps right on your first page, you’ll be more likely to open them out of habit.
Put them in a folder or in the apps library so that they are a few clicks away and you won’t be tempted to click on them!
Give your phone a bedtime
When it’s time to go to bed, you don’t need to be kept awake by the blue light and the funny reels on the instagram, so make sure to put your phone in charge in the living room, or your home office, AWAY from the bedroom.
This way you’ll fall asleep faster and sleep better!
Wait! I know you’re thinking “but my phone is also my alarm clock!” nice excuse girl, but I’m here to destroy your excuses!
Get a real alarm clock
The first minutes of your day should be spent being present and focused on the day ahead, that’s why you shouldn’t use your phone as an alarm clock.
Instead of scrolling on your phone with one eye open (I know you do!) make a deep breath and set your intentions for the day!
Turn off the notifications
How can you focus on your work/hobby/etc.. if your phone screen keeps lighting up with new notifications?!
According to a University of California, “it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds to refocus after a distraction”, so do yourself a favor and turn them off now!
Your phone is such an attention seeker but you have a life to live and an empire to build so turn on the “do not disturb” mode and get back to work
Schedule social media time
Be conscious about the time you spend on social media by time blocking it on your calendar like you do for all your other tasks!
I recommend scheduling not more than 30 minutes per day, so that you will spend your allocated time in a more intentional way.
Less social media scrolling means more time for your hobbies and more time to start new positive habits!
Here are some ideas for you:
– meditate for 10min
– morning pages
– read 10 pages
– time block your day
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