Has another week gone by and you haven’t written that blog you swore you’d get done?
Is your Twitter feed still unfed?
Your LinkedIn starved of content?
Just no time, I understand.
But…I bet you’ve found a spare moment to snaffle up some online content that other people have created, right?
Maybe you’ve gorged on a podcast or two. Wolfed down the news ? (and stockpiled loo roll).
You’ve polished off newsletters. Downed articles. Devoured videos. Polished off more and more information in the name of self-improvement.
And you don’t even feel full yet.
Sound familiar? Well, you probably have more time than you think you do!
Online entrepreneur and wise owl Marie Forleo says:
‘Don’t confuse getting inspired with getting stuff done. Create before you consume.’
She’s bang on. To avoid the distraction of information snacking, she advises creating a stack of content that can come back to during your less productive hours e.g. on your commute or during that post-lunch dip.
That way you don’t feel like you’re missing out, but you use your productive hours more effectively.
I use the app Pocket for this – a great tool to compile and save articles, videos and other content to consume later, even if I’m offline.
So before you tap up your Twitter again, hungry for your next info hit, try creating something instead.
It’s a much healthier habit, I promise.