Time to achieve your goals with a digital detox.
Do you ever feel as though you barely have enough time to do what’s on your plate? Let alone the extra things you need to do to move your life forward?
Would you like to find time to Get Certified as a Wedding Planner so you can make that leap into a career you love?
Maybe launching a wedding business has been on your to-do list for far too long?
Whatever they are, if you have goals that you never seem to get around to doing, because you’re so busy doing everything else, we have something for you. A digital detox.
There are loads of studies about social media use and most of them tell you we’re spending far too much time on there.
Average daily use is approximately 100 minutes a day which equates to around 5 years of your life!
Can you imagine spending 5 years of your life on social media?
What could you achieve if you spent those 100 minutes, or 5 years on another activity?
If you’re an active social media user there’s a ton of reasons why a digital detox might be good for you. But let’s start with a really simple one; using social media less will give you more time to do other things.
Which means, if you feel like you never have enough time for ANYTHING you could benefit from a digital detox. I promise you this will give you back so much time.
A digital detox will also help you gain insight into just how much time you spend on social media on a daily basis. Once you know this you can work towards finding a balance between using it and getting other stuff done. It will help you to achieve your goals.
Want to give a Digital Detox a try? Ok great, let’s do it!
There’s Apps available to help you ‘digitally detox’, but for me, they kind of defeat the purpose of detoxing in the first place.
But if you do struggle with self control you may benefit from finding one that works for you. But really a digital detox is as simple as following these steps;
Save the date – choose when you will start.
If you use social media for work, we recommend you detox on the weekend. Whilst you can give yourself permission to use social media for work, during a detox, you’ll find you’re more successful if you take yourself off social media completely.
Tell friends, family and work colleagues what you’re doing so you have their support. It’ll help hold you accountable.
And if you don’t trust yourself to stick to the detox, delete your social media Apps from your devices. They’re easily uploaded again when the detox is over.
Determine the length of time for your Detox.
As a minimum we suggest 24 hours and encourage you to go for a full weekend if you can; Friday evening until Monday morning. But if you’re really struggling with the thought of being offline for even 24 hours, start slow and build up over time. Even 7-8 hours will make a difference.
Choose the perimeters of your Detox.
Is this just social media, or all devices including computers? You’ll get the most benefit by shutting everything off. But of course, think about your own habits or what you’re seeking to achieve from the detox.
If you need more time for your online course, you’ll want to exclude your computer from the detox and include just social media.
Determine how you’ll spend your time.
Plan ahead for what you’re going to do during the Detox. Maybe that’s study, writing, reading, cooking, or catching up with friends. Whilst some free time is recommended, don’t give yourself so much free time that you feel lost and tempted to get back online.
Keep a Journal.
Record how you feel during the detox and after. Are you gaining more time and how does that feel?
As your Detox comes to an end, reflect on what you’ve achieved during the timeframe. Consider if you need to repeat the process or feel ready to set boundaries around how you use social media on a daily/weekly basis as a way to give you back time for other things you want to achieve.
Our CEO, Kylie Carlson, has done a great video on goal setting which will definitely help you to achieve your goals. CLICK HERE TO VIEW…