The more I use Facebook and Instagram and Twitter and all these other time-consuming social networks, the more I come to two conclusions:
- This is shallow, dumb, and a waste of time. I should quit social media.
- This isn’t all pointless, dumb, and a waste of time. I sometimes need to contact people on Facebook, so I can’t just delete it.
That’s my train of thought every time. And every time I move on thinking, meh, I’ll keep it for now.
It’s like a cycle, really. I use it, waste time, wonder why I have it, contemplate deleting it, almost delete it, realize I sometimes need it, keep it, use it, waste time, wonder why I have it, and thus the endless cycles continues.
There has to be a balance, right? I can’t delete it, but I also can’t constantly use it.
So instead, I’ll do this: I’ll limit myself to 10 minutes of social media per day. That’s right. I’m giving myself 10 minutes to either completely waste time or put it to good use. No more scrolling, multitasking, or mindlessly checking all these apps. I’m going to focus my time and add more purpose to it.
Next, I’m dropping TV. (But more on that tomorrow.)