If you think you spend too much time on your Instagram like me, you might want to check this app: Digital Wellbeing. You’ll probably be surprised by the amount of time you spend on Instagram (or generally, your phone). I believe allocating your Insta-time for something more productive is SUPER worth it.
This app is developed by Google and it tracks your digital habits. I’ve used it for months and it really helped me in many ways. I used to spend 5-6 hours a day on my phone, but these days I only spend 3-4 hours on average. It’s still a big number, but you know, it’s a progress.
Being a remote worker means I have full control of how I used my 24-hour. My boss isn’t around to check out my works every now and then so I can slouch all I want, as long as I did my works perfectly and on time.
I opened my phone every time I had the chance to take a break. Instagram was the most used app on my phone. It took me TWO-FREAKING-HOUR every day. I don’t post a lot, but I do love scrolling every picture on my timeline, liking, commenting, replying to stories, sharing funny posts, and chatting through DMs. Well yeah it’s definitely a way to socialize, but is it worth my two hours every single day?
After realizing how much time I wasted on Instagram and how I always unconsciously opened it, I tried to limit my Instagram usage. Thanks to the app I mentioned above, I can set a timer; I started with 1,5 hour, 1 hour, 30 minutes, and last week, I ended up deactivating my Instagram account. I also deleted the app from my phone so I don’t relapse 😀 Now I have more time to work on my writing (and drawing). After all, two hours is more than enough to do anything.