As of 2017, daily social media usage of global internet users amounted to 135 minutes per day, up from 126 daily minutes in the previous year.* That’s over two hours a day gone with more than likely little to show for it other than more followers and likes! Unless you’re planning on being an influencer or something of that sort, you basically waste two hours a day on absolutely nothing that will further your future mentally or physically. You deserve better than this! Remember, in order to get better you have to do better.
So, here’s a challenge that I believe everyone could benefit from, including myself. Invest ONE hour a day to furthering yourself professionally, mentally, physically or emotionally. Let’s call this your Investment Hour. The most important part of this hour is it should be scheduled at the same time every day in order to make it a habit. No, weekends do not count.
So, what does this hour need to consist of? Well, honestly anything from writing a blog, watching a webinar, research your field of study, going to work out, updating your LinkedIn (Yes, it needs to be updated even if you have a job), or anything that provides you with a solid foundation to reach your goals.
If you know you aren’t a morning person, put up your phone an hour early and designate the hour before you go to bed to your Investment Hour. If you are a morning person, start your day off by checking somethings off your lists during your Investment Hour.
If you have to start off with a dedicated 30 minutes, work your way up to an hour and so on so forth. The purpose is to develop a habit that makes you focus on your growth throughout the year. This is a great building block to creating new habits that are customized to your journey. Creating a habit isn’t easy, but once it becomes natural and integrated into your life, it’s hard to stop. Good luck and get off your phone!
Remember, you deserve better than wasting time on things that don’t help you succeed.
P.S. There are some great apps that can help you stay focused and further your educational journey! My favs are Curiosity (an app with five-minute articles tailored to your preferences with video components) and Forest (an app that helps you stay focused and helps the planet by planting trees in exchange for you not touching your phone for a certain amount of time).
Considering your work schedule and sleeping patterns, plan out the optimal time of day for you to spend your Investment Hour. If you don’t know what to do with this hour, consider some of the goals you plan to reach and do some research. Write a list of about 5 articles, blogs, webinars or vlogs you can utilize to learn more about the topics that matter the most to you. No matter what you are doing, it’s important to be educated in your actions and decisions.
Of course, this is optional, but if you would like to be held accountable for starting your year off right, feel free to submit your ARTwork to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any submissions will be completely confidential and act as an additional submission into the 10 Day l 10 ART Lessons Giveaway.
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