We’ve all been there. The social media rabbit hole.
It looks something like this: You sign in to a social site and a couple of hours later you’re looking at profiles, chatting, maybe even playing a game or two!
OK, if you are one of the lucky ones that has never been there, done that, stop reading right now. For the rest of us, here’s the deal.
Guess what? All that playing around isn’t leading anywhere except straight to where all procrastinators live. The poor house.
Social media can be fun. It’s networking after all. But, just like you wouldn’t spend all day every day at a live networking party, so it is with social networking.
I know you don’t want a small bank account just because you got side-tracked and stopped running your business, so here’s a few tips that work:
- Be focused - Remember why you are there. It’s great to interact and I encourage it but just be sure it’s leading somewhere.
- Set a timer – I know. It sounds so boring. Believe me, do it a few times and you’ll be surprised at how much time you are wasting and you’ll want to tighten up your social media time!
- Don’t look back – Turn off your alerts. There’s no reason to keep looking to see who said what. You can do that when you have your next session.
Speaking of sessions . . .
Plan your day to include your social media sessions so that you remain in charge of your time. How about trying four 15-minute sessions per day? That way, you will be more likely to stay focused.
Ok, now you know. If your productivity isn’t producing results, you just might be the reason your bank account is draining!