Before taking a mini-hiatus from the blog, I had posted an article about social media. This was one of those articles that I truly was unsure of whether I should post, as it had no significant information for you guys to gain something from. However, I was quickly running out of articles to post and was struggling at the time with finding motivation to write. I posted it and took a break for about a month. Since I posted that article, I have been quietly working on plenty of new blog posts – as you have surely seen already – along with planning other new things for the website.
However, I never felt as though that article was finished. There was a point that I attempted to get across with that post, but I am unsure of whether it truly got across as effectively as I had hoped. So, I have decided to write up a short list of ten things I feel are worth your time more than social media.
Consider this for a moment
It is estimated that the average person has five social media applications on their phone. We spend roughly two hours each day simply scrolling through our timelines, looking at useless shit, writing posts complaining to our “friends” and “followers” how little time we have. While two hours may not seem like a ton of time, let’s break it down a bit:
Two hours a day is equal to fourteen hours a week;
multiply that by four weeks and you get fifty-six hours a month;
multiply that by twelve months and you end up with six hundred seventy-two hours a year;
divide that by twenty-four hours in a day and you quickly realize that we as a society spend almost an entire month on social media.
If you ask me, that is absolutely insane
So, what can you do instead of being on social media? I am glad you asked!
1. Focus on your website/blog growth
2. Go outside and explore your local surroundings
3. Create something, whether it be by means of camera, pen, paintbrush, etc.
4. Market your work/talent
5. Read a book
6. Write a story/poem/blog article
7. Go to the gym
8. Learn something new
In the end, I know that we are going to continue to be on our phones a lot. However, instead of complaining about how little time you have to your friends on social media, why not get off the phone and go do something productive? Start that project you have been talking about for the past three years. Go meet up with one of your old buddies from high school. Just do something other than waste time on an app that does not matter one bit.