Do you check your phone first thing in the mornings? Do you lay there and scroll down your social media newsfeeds until you finally make yourself get out of bed? Do you check it every hour? Half hour? More? Do you watch TV and have your phone out checking emails, Instagram and Facebook? Do you check social media during your work hours? (Pinky Promise I won’t tell your boss! haha)
If you answered “yes” to these questions then you probably spend entirely too much time on the internet. Social Media is more likely to have a negative impact on your life if you don’t know how to use it to your advantage. Now.. there actually a few positive benefits of using Social Media! It’s not all bad. You can use it for:
- Building relationships. Social media is not just about brands connecting with their customers.
- Share your expertise. It gives you the opportunity to talk about what you know and what you want to be known for.
- You can use it to increase your visibility.
- Promote your business whether it’s self-owned or promoting for another company.
- You can also use it to educate yourself, find inspiration or be an inspiration!
Social Media really does have some positive aspects but it can also be very negative too. As a matter of fact, social media can be one of the biggest distractions that you ever encounter! It will cause you to waste so much time if you don’t learn how to use it in a productively manner. It’s easy to get distracted and entertained by things that have nothing to do with your goals, especially the never ending drama!
For example, if I see a few people arguing under a Facebook post, and even though it has nothing to do with me, I will sometimes sit there and read all 252 comments!! That is the biggest waste of time!! (And don’t act like you’ve never done that before. haha!) As a matter of fact, I think a lot of us are guilty of doing that from time to time.
However, if this year is going to be different, you CANNOT afford distractions. Break the cycle of being distracted by not only social media but also things that have nothing to do with your goals. Manage your time better. Spend time working on things that you can look back and thank yourself for later. If nothing else.. feed the intellectual part of you. Read and self-educate!! An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest going forward.
Lets work on staying committed and focused on our goals and dreams. Be SO FOCUSED that you allow NOBODY or NOTHING to throw you off your path to reaching success!! Sending lots of love and positive vibes your way!!