So how much time each day do you spend on your electronic devices or social media platforms? Would you estimate thirty minutes, one hour, two hours, or more? What could you possibly do with a little extra time for yourself every day? How does your social media time impact your physical interacting social time with your friends and family? How does your social media time impact your quality of work at in your employment?
If you were to cut out only thirty minutes each day of your time that you spend on these, you would save 182.5 hours every year. That is the equivalent of four-in-a-half forty hour working weeks of free time every year.
If you were to cut out one hour each day of your time that you spend on these, you would save 365 hours every year. That is the equivalent of nine forty hour working weeks of free time every year.
In no way am I suggesting that spending device time is some horrific sin. Without technology we would not be able to communicate with our loved ones as freely as we can. I am simply asking what could people accomplish and gain in their lives if they were to cut back their device time by only thirty minutes a day? Too often I hear people say (who I know are constantly on a device), “I just don’t have enough time.”
So realize it is time efficiency that is important! Dedicate your device time to a specific time frame. Try to avoid disruptions during any other time of your day. If you are focusing on a task and stop to for example to take a call, you have interrupted your focus! This results in both poor time efficiency and an increased risk of mistakes. Think of how much more you could achieve with a little less device time, and more time for your own interests, passions, and hobbies!