Social Media detox – 30 days challenge for mumpreneurs!
UPDATE: scroll down to see the results of this amazing experiment!
It’s incredible how much time we’re spending scrolling our phones. It is said that an adult spends an average of 144 minutes/day on Social Media only! Add texting, calling your loved ones and reading your e-mails to this, and you’ll most probably end up with over 3 hours every day with our phones glued on our palms.
What scares me the most is that most of the time, we are wasting these hours! Wasting precious hours from our time on Earth, time that you’ll give everything to get back when you’re old.
Now, being a mum and a solopreneur makes things even worst. Personally, I realised that I was using Social Media as a way to distract myself from my daily chores and, well, to procrastinate.
I would end my day scrolling and wake up in the morning in the exact same position, with the blue screen lighting up my face.
I recently had an epiphany! I had a very honest-moment with myself and I admitted that I was addicted to my phone. I wasn’t scrolling out of necessity any longer, I was sliding my finger on the screen because I didn’t know how to NOT do it.
The maths is simple: if, instead of wasting at least 1 hour/day (30 minutes in the morning, 30 minutes before bedtime), I would do something productive and beneficial to both my personal life and business, I would get 30 well-spent hours in the next month!
So, I made a commitment to myself:
And I kept on repeating this every single time I felt I was falling off the tracks. I started my own “30 days challenge” to see how much better a person I will be if I only forgot about my phone for half an hour in the morning and another one in the evening.
So far, I have practised yoga, went for a couple of bike rides, managed to wake up at 5:30 AM, played with my little girl, read from my favourite books, had a date night with my husband and, overall, felt more invigorated than I felt in years!
Woohoo! I am so happy to share the detailed plan of how many useful things I’ve managed to accomplish by simply hiding my phone at bedtime and early in the morning. I really hope it inspires you to take action and at least give it a chance!
Have you managed to keep up with such a plan? How did it work?
Until next time,