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Monday, April 28, 2014

Social media overload

I don't know about all of you, but I find myself suffering from "Social Media Overload" these days. It's a common condition, I'm sure; prevalent among most people. Although, I don't think the young kids and teenagers will feel the effects until college or after. But within my unorganized life , it's a condition I find myself in constantly.

The need to plug in to the social sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Goodreads, to name just a few, can be very overpowering at times. It's almost like a Death Eater; just waiting in the shadows to suck the life out of you and leave you feeling drained.

I have come to the conclusion that if I intend to get anything done in the mornings at my "real job" or at writing, I can not surf the net until I have accomplished those certain goals. SO, my next "Note to Self" is to put together a list and schedule of what I want to accomplish with my writing and "miscellaneous" in order to reach my publishing goals. And, trust me, surfing the numerous social networking sites will be at the bottom of the list.

Now, don't get me wrong. I know there will be times that I need to get on FB or to post something that I feel is vitally important, BUT I have decided to not "Start" my day surfing the net. It's unhealthy for me and puts me in a certain FUNK. Maybe it's the same for you. If so, do what I'm going to do, stay off the net until you accomplish certain goals you have set for yourself that day, and  THEN go and play. Isn't that what we always tell our kids. "Get your homework done first, THEN you can go and watch that movie or go outside."

Well, I think that policy should work for adults, too. What do you think? Join me! Make that list. Write out those goals and schedules and accomplish what you have set out to accomplish. Strike when your energy is HOT and save the surfing for when you're "done with your homework".

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