Let’s face it, Facebook is addictive. We log on, check our friend’s status updates, photos, check notifications, reply to comments, like status updates, play games and more.
Facebook is a billion dollar company that invests so much time into getting us using it every single day.
It’s no wonder why we get hooked into it and as soon as we upload our first profile picture and add a few friends, we get consumed by it.
Have you ever been working on your computer while you have Facebook opened in the background? Have you ever noticed that whenever you have Facebook open, you just can’t seem to get any work done?
A chat window pops up and you start chatting to someone, someone sends you game requests, new pictures are uploaded and more.
This is the power of Facebook, it’s the power of sucking time away from our lives.
Calculating Facebook Time
Let’s play the numbers game. Let’s try to work out how much time we spend on Facebook.
If we spent 1 hour per day on Facebook, that would mean we spent at least 7 hours per week on Facebook.
1 hour per day = 7 hours per week
7 hours per week = 28 hours per month
28 hours per month = 336 hours per year
336 hours per year on Facebook!
Some people even spend 2 hours per day on Facebook, if that is the case then that’s over 672 hours on Facebook per year.
Even if we spent only 30 minutes on Facebook per day, then we would spend only 168 hours per year and have another 168 hours left.
It’s time to limit our Facebook time and reinvest that time into more productive activities that would make a difference to our lives.
Imagine if you invested 200 hours into learning new ways to improve your life. 200 hours invested into finding more ways to increase your income, improve your health, improve your relationships and more.
Wouldn’t that be useful?
The Top 5 Ways To Limit Facebook Time
In this article, I’ll give you my top 5 ways to limit Facebook time so we have more time to spend on other activities.
Get in, get out.
One of the best ways to reduce your facebook time is to simply get in and get out. Simply log in to Facebook, check what you need, comments, messages etc, once you’ve responded to them, get out before you get sucked into doing more things.
Setup a timer.
One of my favorite ways in which I maintain control over Facebook is to setup a count down timer that rings once it’s finished counting down. You can set a timer to run for 10 minutes and this will force you to use Facebook for only 10 minutes. You can also install applications on your computer that blocks Facebook or limits access to the website for a certain amount of time.
Update Facebook settings.
Tired of game requests? You can easily turn off notifications in Facebook so no one can send you game requests. You can also disable certain notifications so that people can not invite you to join a particular group etc. By removing yourself from invites, you reduce your time in approving, declining requests.
There’s nothing like dogged determination to achieve a singular goal. Your goal should be to reduce your Facebook time to 10 minutes per day. In order to install a good habit, you’ll need to keep at it for at least 30 days until it becomes natural for you. By training yourself to use Facebook for only 10 minutes, you’ll eventually ween yourself away from Facebook and limit your time immensely.
Another great way to reduce your Facebook time is to simply schedule a daily time during the day to check your Facebook. If you know you’re going to have a few hours free, maybe that won’t be a good time to use Facebook for you’ll consume your hours. Schedule Facebook time after you’ve completed all your important tasks at the end of the day.
Although I don’t believe you should completely remove Facebook for it does have it’s advantages such as staying connected with your friends but like all things, we should always keep it in moderation.