Recently, I realized that I was spending way too much time on both Facebook and Instagram. I even tried to justify some of it with the fact that I do use these apps as “tools” in my business; but that was weak. With all of the other apps on my phone that I use daily (such as a podcast app; an app I use with my accountability coaching clients; texts; emails; and lists) there were just too many opportunities to be picking up my phone and checking social media!
My immediate reaction was that I needed to take a break from both of them – like log out for month or so. However, they are a tool for me, and the real problem wasn’t the apps themselves, but rather my inability to set boundaries with them. So with that – away went the two apps from my phone. It’s been a week or so now, and I can tell you that it’s been the absolute best decision. Now, I use my iPad to check Instagram usually in the evening, and I will log into FB from my computer during the day. (I have had to add instagram back on to my phone for work-related stuff, but I take it off right after). It’s resulted in a TON less time spent on my phone and social media in general – and I haven’t missed out on a thing!
Do you need to implement some boundaries around your social media usage? Let me know if you choose to implement this Try This Tuesday tip yourself!
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