According to a recent study people check their email average of 120 times or more a day. They spend a considerable amount of time on social media which includes Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat. Time is the only entity that is constant. No matter how rich or poor you are we all get 24 hours a day. The difference is how we spend those 24 hours.
Just like average person I have the tendency to waste a lot of time on social media, checking emails etc. I want to put an end to this and invest my time in something productive. This had led me to my “Disconnect Experiment”. The Disconnect Experiment is not going off grid but to allot a number of times you can check a resource.
I am pretty active on Twitter and that is my go to place for social media and news. I am going to limit my Twitter usage to 1 time a day or ~ 5 min every day. I will also utilize the Twitter scheduling tool to schedule my tweets in advance.
Email is my primary means of communication. I will limit it to checking my email 2 times a day. This will involve reading emails from clients and also responding them with answers or proposals.
I am not that active on Facebook so I can easily limit it to 1 time a day.
I am too old to be on Snapchat! :(
I believe with these modifications I will extract a lot of time which can be utilized for coding, reading and writing.
Let the experiment begin!