We’ve all felt that sensation of being sucked into the vortex of our phones. We will take a moment to scroll on social media, and before we know it, an hour has passed. It can feel like we are ruled by our technology, versus us being in control, and today’s guest joins me to share some insight into this.
Alexandra Franzen is a writer, consultant, and entrepreneur based in Hawaii. She is the author of six books, including several #1 Amazon New Releases and Bestsellers. She writes about a wide range of topics and joins me this week to talk about her decision to remove social media from her life.
Six years ago, Alexandra noticed that social media had become more of a distraction than a benefit, and she decided to really look closely at the role it played in her life. She decided to take a break from social media before eventually giving up all social media for good.
You might think that you will lose opportunities if you give up social media, but there is actually so much to be gained from doing so. It can be easy to focus on the loss, but I invite you to ask yourself; what is there to gain?
Join us this week for a fascinating discussion about the effects of technology and social media and why we need to be aware of what is happening in our brains when we decide to engage with these tools. Alexandra shares the perspective shifts she gained since giving up social media and some ways you can harness deeper connections with those around you without relying on social media.
WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER
- The experience that prompted Alexandra to give up social media.
- How to be purposeful in the way you use social media.
- Some tips to help reduce your social media intake.
- The benefits of giving up social media.
- What Alexandra has learned since giving up social media.
RESOURCES FOR YOU
- Make sure you subscribe to the show and leave a review in Apple Podcasts
- Alexandra Franzen: Website | Marketing Without Social Media Program | You Can Get It Done Website
- Brain Wash: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships, and Lasting Happiness by David Perlmutter MD and Austin Perlmutter MD
- Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal
- Deep Work (Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World) by Cal Newport
- How to Break Up with Your Phone by Catherine Price
- Life As A Daymaker: How To Change The World By Making Someone’s Day by David Wagner
- Emily McDowell Empathy Cards