Who here spends entirely too much time on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram? I am guilty of spending lots of time on Facebook. But over the last several months, I have been tracking myself and increasing my awareness of how I am spending my time there… and overall I am happy because I’ve learned to manage it in a way that works for me. Overall.
However, I still jump on Facebook right when I wake up…
Who has done this and somehow immediately doesn’t feel good about themselves? I know I’m not alone here.
There are thousands of articles and documentations of how and why social media isn’t good for our self-esteem and sense of self-worth. And I agree. This was initially brought to my attention years ago when I first moved to Baltimore, didn’t know anyone, and spent entirely too much time on my computer – and therefore on Facebook, IG, Twitter, blogging sites, etc. While of course the stress of a big move played a part, I know the spending too much “untracked” time on social media was not good for my mental state.
This morning, I decided I wanted to wake up with my usual cup of coffee… but instead of going right to my Facebook page and checking in on what was up in the social media world, I would read from the book I am STILL reading (The Compound Effect – I have been reading this book for months because I stop to write things down so often… and I’m a slow reader). Anyway! I am glad I did. And this is a habit I am going to work on forming. First thing! Not mid-day or as I lay in bed to go to sleep.
Talk about a way to wake up HAPPILY. To wake up with DRIVE. And CONFIDENCE. And EXCITEMENT for life and all the things you can do with it!
I only got through a handful of pages, per usual, but I can feel the impact being incredible for my day. 🙂 I want to share one of the awesome points I read this morning… because I know it will motivate and inspire you, too…
CHANGE IS HARD. Any kind of change! What both the “failures” and “successful” people have in common is that they both hate doing the same things. What separates the “successful” from the “failures” is the “successful” people do them anyway. Change is hard. That’s why so many people don’t transform their bad habits and become unhappy and unhealthy. The beauty of change being hard is that “ordinary is easy; extra-ordinary is what will separate you from the crowd.” You have a chance to stand out from the crowd and be extraordinary – everyone does! Who will do what they don’t wanna do, and be those people?
Waking up with these types of words in your head is a total 180 from scrolling through social media feeds. Don’t you think? And I’m going to do that, too! But I bet I’ll have a different mentality when I do.
What can you do to focus your time better? To use your time in a way that is better for your soul? Think about it. We all have room for improvement.
Enjoy your Saturday!!! Keep on smilin’… 🙂
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