Do you ever feel like you’re just scrolling, scrolling, scrolling?
Constantly refreshing your feed?
On one hand, you really want to stop.
You want to get your act together.
Get away from the screen, smartphone, or tablet.
You just can’t seem to make it happen.
You love the constant surprise of posts and shares.
Even if you’re not into sharing or getting “likes” yourself.
You’re just drawn to those non-stop hits on information.
You just can’t stop.
Even though it’s something you’d like to change.
You may have tried just quitting cold turkey.
Setting time limits.
Or simply trying to willpower your way to change.
Those approaches likely didn’t work/
What if you had another option?
What if you simply made your media outlets of choice less appealing?
What if, rather than force yourself not to use them, you took steps to make them legitimately less enjoyable?
I’m talking about paring them down.
Turning off notifications.
Dramatically reducing the amount of new information you see each time you log in.
Never stop asking, “how does this person or page serve me?”
Make my life better?
Move me toward my best life?
Be honest, ruthless, with your evaluation.
Your time and attention are your most valuable assets.
Guard them tenaciously.
You can always unfollow.
Your ideal media exposure is up to you to decide.
Do you want it to be fun and light?
Or to challenge you to grow?
Do you want it to distract you?
Or to keep you informed and engaged?
Only you can make these decisions.
Keep in mind what else you could be doing.
Consider if you are truly filling your time – your life – with media that enriches it.
That helps move you toward the life you want.
Be stingy with your time.
With your attention.
With your energy.
You only have so much.
You’ve got this.