Social media is a procrastinator’s nightmare. It can suck hours out of our time and it hold us back from being productive. I have a simple solution for you.
Delete the App
Now deleting the app doesn’t mean that you have to quit social media entirely. What you can do is go the your browser and use your social media there. This doesn’t sound like a solution but hear me out. The key for having a healthy relationship with social media is to set just enough barriers between you and your social media experience. The act of you having to go into your browser and typing the website is enough work to deter you from going into social media app anytime your bored. Also the app is optimised for your phone and it is also built to keep you immersed in the app. So the user experience is much more snappier.
Above is the screen recording of the instagram application. Now compare it to the web browser version below;
You can clearly see it’s much slower to load and when you press back, it has this lag that infuriates you. This negative feeling is crucial in stopping you from mindlessly swiping away in the discover page.
Personally this simple method has drastically help me from being stuck in the social network experience. Social media is a important tool in our real social lives and it is unreasonable to completely quit it. But for us procrastinators it can be a hindering addiction.
To have a balanced online and offline life try this simple change. You will find that you magically create more time in your life to be more productive!