Take back your time! Are you wandering around the internet with nothing really to do? Do you find yourself reading articles, tweets, Facebook posts, etc. that are not even that interesting to you? I can answer yes to both of these questions often, and I have found ways to be sure that I am not just wasting my time.
Only allow yourself a set amount of time to read up on the news of the day and to check up on what your friends and family are doing. This time can be used wisely if you stick to your plan. You need to have your mind cleared after that to focus on your day and what you hope to accomplish.
Weed out people that are not necessary
After reading what I just typed, it sounds kind of harsh, but I have found that I was taking too much of my time reading tweets from people that I didn’t share the same opinion with. It started making me feel really frustrated day-by-day. So, in order to take back my “happy” time, I chose to just not go to those certain Twitter accounts, so that I wouldn’t keep feeling aggravated daily. It has made such a difference in how I feel. I now have time to look at and fill my mind with good thoughts and things I am interested in. Twitter and Facebook are so very helpful, but when they start bringing you down, you need to change your course. 🙂
Unless, you are just bored and have nothing to do, try to stay focused on what you are searching for and remember your time is valuable. So many times I find myself browsing Twitter and click on someone’s account to see what they are doing, and about 5 minutes later I realize that I need to move on. Now, for what I do, most of the time I am researching. But, a lot of the time, my mind just wanders, and I click aimlessly. Or, another example, I find myself watching a video that I didn’t need to take the time to view. Ugh! 🙂
Don’t feel pressured
If you don’t feel like reading about what a friend or family member is doing, just don’t do it. There is no law that says you must get on Facebook and like, read or comment today. Your day is moving by fast, and you already feel so many other pressures of paying bills, working, cleaning the house, taking the kids to practice and more, that you shouldn’t worry if your friend is going to be upset that you didn’t read her Facebook post. If they know you and love you; they will understand that you are busy.
So, as I have said all of these things about what not to do, DO make time to find things of interest to you. Social media is a great way to find things that will enhance your life. I love finding new recipes, crafting ideas, renovating tips and many more things that I find interesting and that I want to pursue. But, I still need to heed the fact that I have a set time frame to look them up. And – I am breaking one of my rules – a little bit of wandering in this case, is OK. 🙂
Again, we only have a certain amount of time during the day, and the days are flying by. Social media can be very time consuming. Just make sure you focus on things that interest you! I know I want to feel fulfilled at the end of the day, not like I still have so much to do and then worry about it all night. So, use your time wisely and be HAPPY! 🙂