I made the decision a few weeks ago to limit the time I was spending on Social Media & the Internet in general.
I’d read an article which said “You know you are addicted when you check your email / social media before greeting your loved ones in the morning”.
I was guilty of doing this.
I also read reports claiming that Teens are spending an average of 9 hours a day on social media!
With some 13 year olds checking their social media accounts up to 100 times a day!
Checking your personal profile can be addictive enough plus when your business is tied in with Facebook & Instagram, it’s easy to let it rule your life if you’re not conscious of what you’re doing.
I was checking Facebook approximately 10 times a day sometimes more & I was reasoning with myself that it completely valid ‘because it’s for business’.
I have no excuses for the amount of time I was spending on Instagram, it truly is the Bermuda Triangle.
So I had to make some changes because I started to feel this ‘tug’ feeling in my solar plexus.
Do you ever notice this guilt feeling when your doing something that you know probably isn’t serving you?
This can happen when our highest values are not being supported by our actions, and for me – quiet time and peace is at the top of my values list, yet I wasn’t allowing the space for either.
Since making healthy changes, I now allow myself 10 minutes a day, twice a day to check Facebook for Business & Instagram.
At first, refraining from picking up my phone felt like an itch that needed scratching.
I feel a little embarrassed admitting this but life without it felt ‘boring’ for the first day.
But after only 2 days, I started to feel so much happier, present and CREATIVE!
Heck, I even saved myself $20 per month.
How you ask?
I was so distracted before, I hadn’t gotten around to cancelling a few online subscriptions that I no longer require.
I’ve also been spending lots of time at my local Library on this cosy little couch overlooking the pond sharpening up my N.L.P skills.
And probably most importantly, I’ve started channeling creative energy into offering small workshops, something I’ve wanted to do for a while but was avoiding out of fear!
My point is, I probably wouldn’t have gotten around to this if I were so distracted on my phone!
In essence, I’ve grounded myself more into ‘my real life’.
And instead of using the phone to relieve boredom, I’ve faced the boredom…and out of it has birthed creative projects and hobbies which I feel are truly nourishing my soul.
Such as plonking myself on a comfy poof and meditating at night after I’ve put my little ones to sleep!
Can you relate?
If so, ask yourself – is there something larger, something grander, something amazing that my Soul is yearning to do that I might be distracting myself from?
If the answer is Yes, try limiting your screen time and see what comes of it!
Which I promise, will only be awesomeness. 🙂
On the same note, if there is something your Soul is yearning to do such as get on the path to your dream career or perhaps a life change and you don’t know where to start, I can help you ground your ideas, bridge the gap and align with your goals!
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