When it comes to marketing your small business to consumers, promoting business to business to get clients or using social media marketing to advance engagement; learning how to balance your social media/technology experiences with your life can put things in perspective and maintain your health.
I’ve read a number of recent reports of people becoming “addicted” to their smartphones and how this behavior may be affecting their relationships and health.
Today’s Digital Marketing Update
In today’s Digital Marketing Update, Video Podcast #84, host John D. Verlin discusses Tuning Out To Tune In, Balancing Social Media And Life.
He comments on a post by author Dr. Jaime Kulaga in WomenForbes.
While technology has it’s benefits–people can be self-absorbed and anxious with so much information at their fingertips.
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(To read closed-caption transcription, please click on the “gear” icon, then turn on “CC” in the above Youtube player)
Key Podcast Take Aways
- Realize that what you see on social media is a moment in time for someone. Don’t compare your life to theirs.
- Become for aware of how much time you spend on social media (tech in general). Track for say a month, how much you use your time each day. Then cut it in half.
- Avoid distractions. Turn off your phone when you need to accomplish something (including talking to friends, family, etc.). These are quick distractions for your mind that can add up.
- Not happy when you’re not “liked”? Forget about it! Beware if you’re tying in your confidence and approval from these messages. This can be a negative game for your psyche if that is what you’re using it for.
- Focus on your main life roles first. Be in the moment with your family and friends. Put your phone away in these moments as they flash by quickly. If you take a picture, take it then put the phone away.
- When you’re by yourself, put the phone away for at least fifteen minutes to reflect.
All podcasts are recorded by Verlin Studios / Gardner, Kansas
Copyright, John D. Verlin 2017