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How can I cut down on social media to better manage and enjoy my time?

Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
See if you can up your level of productivity and overall energy just doing the following: go on a media purge for one week. This means being brutal with the time you spend on the Internet, e-mail, and television. Set very clear boundaries, such as not checking e-mail or doing anything digitally related until after 10 a.m. On the other end of the day, disconnect yourself from electronics at 6 p.m. to spend quality time with the family. Try to avoid reading too many headlines as well.

Author Timothy Ferris writes about going on such a purge in his bestselling book The 4 Hour Workweek, and he proves how enormously transformative it can be to a person's overall ability to get things done (with energy to spare).

So see if you can last for one full week on a media purge and take note of how you feel (better) and what you're able to accomplish (more). This is like giving your body a time-management "reboot" -- you'll emerge out of the purge with a new perspective on what's really important and be able to better prioritize and manage your life.
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