4 easy steps to avoid social media overload

Social media doesn’t have to be a time suck. Here’s how to create and manage a productive social media schedule.

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Here are four ways to avoid the social media time suck:

Learn to avoid distractions

Reuters estimates the average worker loses 2.1 hours of productivity every day to interruptions and distractions. To avoid wasting time, prioritize your week. Since unexpected issues can come up, plan for the best and worst.

If you have three hours a day to dedicate to social media, what do you want to accomplish during that time? Proper planning will improve your productivity and efficiency. Also, determine what your top distractions are and eliminate them.

Determine when you are most productive

Focus on what will impact your productivity the most. Determine what time of day you are the most productive and which activities are the most significant to help you stay on track. Are you an early riser, night owl, or somewhere in between? Create a daily schedule to improve your productivity.

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