I’ve been so proud of myself lately! My phone used to be such a huge distraction for me.
I would be sitting at my computer during the day and would be constantly taking breaks to check my text messages, Instagram, or Facebook.
I’m a little embarrassed to admit that until a few weeks ago…I probably checked Instagram just about every hour.
What a waste of time! I would be telling myself not to do it and yet I would find myself berating others for their excessive social media habits while I myself was doing the same thing!
I finally decided a few weeks ago that I would just take it day by day. Instead of being angry with myself…I would instead resolve to only focus on the present moment.
The true test starts each morning when I start the day by listening to a podcast.
I used to try and multitask during this time but realized that it was so distracting and ineffective. Instead of starting my morning with some inspirational words…I would instead be scattered, and would find that I would recall very little of what I had just heard, minutes before.
So, I decided to stay away from the phone. Because this is where the majority of the distractions originate, am I right?
And the not so surprising result…I am so much more focused! In every aspect of life.
Regardless of what I am working on, I know that I need to be 100% focused on the task at hand.
I know that this sounds very simple…but I’m sharing this because I believe that I’m probably not alone.
I’m probably not the only person who wishes that they spent less time on Instagram & Facebook. And I’m probably not the only one who would be embarrassed to admit how many times they check social media each day.
So, now I’ll turn it over to you.
What is the biggest social media distraction in your life? Don’t force yourself to be perfect all at once. Instead, try the method that worked for me.
Start with today!
Work on it a little bit today…and maybe even a little more tomorrow!