How many hours of your day do you find yourself sucked into the social media world? You think you’ll just have a quick browse on Facebook, then LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Snapchat, Pinterest, YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr, Reddit … and before you know it you’ve lost an hour or two. It’s so easy to do and keeping your social media open when you’re working means that every time you get a notification you feel compelled to read it – just in case! So how can you stop procrastinating and spend your time more productively?
1. Analyse the time you spend on each task in your business each week
Use an activity log/tracker to analyse the time spent on each task or activity each day, and record this for a week. Be honest and ruthless, record EVERYTHING, even if it’s only two minutes here and there, it all adds up. If you want to shock yourself into having better habits around social media engagement, then this is a fab way to do it.
2. Check out the ‘Insights’ on the social media platforms that you use
Look at when your audience for each platform is online and this is your guide to when they are likely to see your posts; each platform is likely to be different.