Social media is a great tool for business and networking as well as lots of fun; but it’s addicting too and can steal productive hours out of your day. You know how it is – sometimes I say, “Oh, I’ll just jump on for a second,” but if I’m not careful, those seconds can quickly turn into hours.
Discipline Your Inner Social Media Spirit
Most of the time, I’m really good at remaining disciplined when it comes to my daily engagement on social media. If your inner social media spirit needs a little more discipline, check out this post I wrote a while back – Balancing Your Life and Your Social Networks. The key to successfully balancing your life with your social media activities involves prudent prioritizing.
Prioritizing your daily social media activities becomes even more challenging when your career centers on the social media arena. And let’s face it – these days, an increasing number of professions require at least some level of social media engagement. This is a good thing. Social media has given businesses a new way to reach out to potential clients and collaborators.
But you know what they say about too much a good thing – the negative effects of overindulgence and mismanagement of time can overshadow the positive aspects of this powerful tool.
Delegate, Then Take a Break
- Choose your social media platforms wisely
- Don’t spread yourself too thin
- Delegate or outsource tasks where possible
- Take technology breaks and unplug regularly
I unplug through connecting with nature. My love of nature gets me outdoors quite a bit. My daily nature walks help me clear my head and renew myself, so I can give my very best during work.
|Walking in nature or in a quiet garden makes my soul bubble with gratitude! So what does it take to make you unplug from the virtual world?|