How I got back more time in my day

These are the things that I stopped doing online

Photo by Jess Bailey on Unsplash

I decluttered my social media channels

It started off as an exercise born out of frustration in mid August, 2020. The sheer volume of people I was following had gotten out of hand.

Wiped out my social media timelines

I so wish I had done this sooner.

Started posting content with intention

Let me know if this sounds familiar.

Post something on social media and then quietly leave the platform. Even better, log out of the platform.

That way, your brain won’t be tempted to stray to that open browser tab or to that app on your phone every time there’s an itch to get notifications.

Stopped picking up my phone on a whim

There are two ways you can curb this habit of picking up your phone almost as a reflex action.

*Intention said out loud: Why am I picking up my phone? Can this wait till after I have finished my task?

The beauty of this technique is that it doesn’t play on your guilt or make you feel bad about picking up your phone. It just asks you to observe the action dispassionately and answer whether it makes sense right now.

Started focusing on more productive tasks

At the end of every work day and the beginning of the next, I reviewed a list of tasks that were both productive and aimed towards income generation for my business.

For creators; by a creator. I teach people how to write consistently, build deep connections & be intentional with their time. More here: www.shailajav.com/