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I Spend Too Much Time On Social Media and How I’m Changing That

I Spend Too Much Time On Social Media and How I’m Changing That! by Genealogy Girl Talks


Like many of you, I spend too much time on Social Media. I’m constantly on my phone scrolling through my accounts. I pick up my phone, click that pretty little icon and it happens. I’m liking, posting, commenting, watching Stories, reposting, and getting lost in the app. 

I try to convince myself that I need to do this to grow my following.

I need to do this to increase my “Social Media Influencer” status (as one network calls it). 


I need to do this to interact with other genies. 

I try to convince myself that the “be everywhere” is true. 

I try to convince myself that no one will notice me if I don’t participate and keep posting.

This is not true. It’s not true at all!

Today, I Looked...

I knew there was a way to view how much time I spend on apps on my iPhone, but didn’t want to know the truth! I knew it was a lot, but what I found was a little disturbing to me.

What Did I Find?

I opened the settings app on my iPhone, clicked the Battery option, scrolled down a little, and saw what I didn’t want to see!

My phone shows two options. I can choose between the last 24 hours and the last 2 days. I chose the last 2 days. There it was! Instagram! My number one app usage. I clicked on the Instagram bar and the hours spent on this app were revealed. Can you believe I spent 8 hours in the last 2 days scrolling through Instagram? That’s 4 hours per day in the last 2 days! How sad is that!?!?!

That’s FOUR hours in the last TWO days that I could spend with my family! FOUR hours that I could spend with my parents. FOUR hours I could spend at the park. FOUR hours I could spend laughing with friends. FOUR hours I could spend writing my next book. FOUR hours I could spend creating content. FOUR hours I could spend researching.

FOUR hours lost...

So....

HOW I’M CHANGING

Today, I decided to monitor my usage of Instagram. I want to spend my time more wisely. Those four hours a day will no longer be used on Social Media. They will be spent creating content, researching, and bringing you better information. They will be spent creating courses and webinars. They will be spent sharing my knowledge and findings with others. They will be spent creating not scrolling.

As my husband said, “That’s just Instagram!” So true! So, so true!

How much time are you spending on Social Media? Have you looked at your hours of usage? What did you find? I’d love to hear your responses and thoughts on this...

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