And the things that matter most to you?
They’re not on your phone.
Six months ago I made a decision that completely changed my life. I realized that my habit of regularly checking social media was getting in the way of where I wanted to be and who I wanted to be, so I quit using Instagram, unfollowed everyone on Twitter and de-activated my personal FaceBook page.
And nothing bad happened.
My life got better. I felt less stressed and anxious. I stopped comparing myself to other people. I became more present in relationships. My productivity improved, and I had more time to spend on things I care about.
Most importantly, I learned that the fear of missing out on social media wasn’t worth the cost of missing out on real life.
Unless we think about what’s important to us and identify what’s holding us back, we become consumed by habits and engage in behaviours that don’t help us.
While we cannot control our feelings, we can control how we act. If we learn to have better control over our actions, we gain confidence and the ability to make better choices for ourselves.
If a behaviour isn’t helping you get to where you want to go, stop it, and replace it with one that will take you there.