Do you reach for Facebook as soon as you wake up in the morning? Pick it up again multiple times in the day? Do you check it last thing before you go to bed? Do you feel low or just blah after scrolling and scrolling and comparing yourself to everyone you see on Facebook?
Facebook is a fabulous tool to be able to keep in touch with people. It’s also a great escapism from the day-to-day grind. But it can also be a big source of procrastination.
Here are five things you can do instead of scrolling endlessly on Facebook to be more productive .
Reach for your to do list
Put on a timer, do a brain dump of things to do. Find the most important task on that list and do the very next action associated with that important task. You be surprised how much you can get done a couple of times a week in the time he would normally be scrolling on Facebook. Follow this link to learn how to create a next-action to-do list.
Recite your daily affirmations
Write up a list of personal affirmations to read to yourself instead of scrolling on Facebook. Read statements as though they are happening and see how changes in your life begin to happen to bring these goals into fruition. Here’s a great article on how to write daily affirmations: Daily Affirmations for Positive Thinking
Get up and go for a walk
For the amount of time that you would often sit on Facebook get up and get outside. How many steps can you clock up in a week?
Listen to a podcast
Find a motivating and inspiring podcast to listen to instead of reaching for Facebook.
My fave for decluttering is The Art of Decluttering
Scheduled time on Facebook
The last thing I want to point out to you is to allocate time to be on Facebook. Set a timer and be specific about what you’re looking at. Rather than scroll through your feed, look up your favourite people so you can see what they’ve been up to for the day.
We all say we are so busy, let’s tweak your day so you can use your time more wisely. Less time on Facebook will make you feel more energised, repeating your affirmations will help you reach your goals and by actioning your to do list you’ll get more done. Go on, give it a go today.
I love to work with people to create a weekly routine to ensure that everything gets done with less stress. I’d love to help you do this to. Email me at email@example.com or you can book me here
Julie Cliff, Melbourne Professional Organiser at Space and Time specialises in home management
systems for professional, working Mums. Mums that are having trouble keeping up with work, the
kids’ school and after school commitments, household chores and, consequently, they are feeling
exhausted, stressed and overwhelmed. Sound familiar? Julie would love to hear from you –