It’s easy to get thrown off track with all the distractions around us. 24-hour news, tweets, and Facebook updates keep us distracted from the work that matters.
Imagine how much more we can accomplish if we spend less time glued to our phones and more time working on our businesses, our projects, and even ourselves.
We tend to put so much value on social media we forget to cultivate the inner world that exists in our mind.
Our brain, like the rest of our body, needs the right diet to function properly. If we feed our minds with much of the trivial nonsense on social media, we cheat ourselves of living up to our truest potential.
Some studies have even found links between excessive social media use and mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety.
This doesn’t mean social media is good our bad. It’s a tool if used correctly can carry your voice through a noisy world.
Have a demanding filter and only consume the highest quality content. Choose content that makes you think and helps you grow. Set aside only a few minutes a day to checking in to social media. Take a social media fast and put down the phone for an entire day.
Social media is a rabbit hole we can quickly fall into unless we demand better use of our time. We only have much time in a given day. Don’t waste it by jumping into the rabbit hole. Read hardcover books. Meet real people. That’s where we’ll find the most beneficial content.