Click above to listen to the podcast and read the blog post below for extra support. (And don’t forget to download the free resource—this one contains the tools that will replace your willpower and make social media easier to manage.)
We recently listened to an episode of This American Life, and they interviewed several freshman girls about the etiquette of using Instagram. The rules of content, specific language, response time, and etiquette made us wonder how these girls ever had time to do their school work if this much effort went into every post. One girl even talked about her “brand” and “relevancy”— at 15! We tsk-tsk’d a bit until we realized that many adults are not so much better than these students when it comes to social media addiction.
Today’s episode is about controlling your use social media if it’s starting to interfere with your offline life. (Remember that old thing? Let’s dust it off and see if it still works!)
Our method uses readily-available tools so you don’t have to rely on willpower.
We’ll never teach you to get good at depriving yourself!
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And now back to our program…
What Could You Do with An Extra 2-1/2 Hours Per Day?
In today’s episode, you’ll learn the 10 Strategies for streamlining your social media use so you can have more of a life. And don’t forget to download the free resource guide at the blue button below for the tools you can use to help you manage Facebook without willpower.
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In 2010, Americans spent an average of 24 minutes on their mobile devices. Today, Americans average 3 hours a day on mobile devices, and you know we’re not talking on the phone.
It’s all apps, and many of them are social media.
So if you could wind back to your 2010 usage of social media, what could you accomplish in those extra 2-1/2 hours of free time every day?
- Enjoy more sex
- Write 500 words per day on your new novel (you’d write 2 books a year!)
- Visit the friends you never have time to see
- Roll your own sushi
- Tidy that mess in the closet
- Prepare a home-cooked meal
- Read more books
- Soak in the tub
- Plant a garden
- Organize your favorite photos in an album or collage
- Create your own jewelry
- Take up yoga
- Learn a new language
- Explore a new part of town
- Go on a walk
- Arrange a home office or home studio
- Meet your neighbors
- Ask him/her on a date
- Enjoy a picnic
- Listen to live music
- Sing karaoke with friends
- Get a good night’s sleep
We don’t know about you, but that kind of time is the difference between existing and thriving. And we’d go for THRIVE any day of the week.
How about you?
- If social media is preventing you from having a real social life, then it’s time to take back control.
- The average American spends 3 hours a day on a mobile device, compared to 24 minutes in 2010.
- There are 10 levels of social media controls you can choose based on your needs, and we cover them all in the podcast and in the free resource guide.
- You don’t have to rely on willpower. There are tools and methods already in place for you to manage your social media use and we list them all in the guide.
- 99 Days of Freedom
- Toggl time tracking app (no, I don’t have a problem! Oh wait, maybe I do…)
- One woman who quit social media altogether and survived (she even runs an online business!)
- Clarity Clinic registration is open!
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