5 Social Media Hacks for Productivity

Posted by Eric Lee on October 26, 2017

Admit it, we all spend a grand unnecessary load of time on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and most likely, a combination of these addictive social media platforms. How wonderful! Another two hours of precious time wasted.

What if I told you that it’s possible to spend time on social media productively? Here are 5 ways to utilize social media to boost your productivity.

1. Twitter

Twitter can be used as a goal setter. It works by putting your reputation and money at stake as you promise to finish certain tasks.

Whenever you need to finish something on time, just post on twitter something along the lines of this: “I will post a pic of my finished work before 10:00pm. If I don’t, I will give whoever liked this tweet $5.”

Of course, this will only work if you’ve got followers on Twitter. Depending on your follower count, you’ll either lose a nice meal or go bankrupt if you don’t finish stuff on time. Be sure to set goals you can TRULY accomplish.

Bonus: You can use Twitter as a highly effective alarm clock as well by posting “If I don’t delete this post by 7:00am in the morning, I will give whoever liked this tweet $5.”

2. Instagram

Instagram is good for keeping yourself motivated and focused on a goal.

Create a new account (as your friend’s posts are distracting) and only follow pages as follows:

  • Motivation: There are numerous motivational accounts on Instagram to follow, select one that really resonate with you. My personal favorites are @before5am and @agentsteven. We have our own motivational account @enulus you could check out as well.
  • Inspiration: Follow successful people that you admire. Learn from their routines, imitate how they accomplish things, follow their footsteps. Mine are @elonmusk and @martingarrix.
  • Goal: Follow accounts that pertain to what you wish to gain from your hustle. Trying to look fit? Follow fitness pages or fitness stars. Trying to gain financial freedom so you can travel the world? Follow pages that feature incredible travel destinations. 

Once you have this account setup, refrain from switching back to your original account. Limit yourself from browsing around too much as well. I would suggest renewing your interests at most only once a month.

3. Pinterest

Pinterest can be used as a vision board. Don't know what a vision board is? A vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. It helps you stay focused and concentrated on reaching your goals.

Follow boards that feature pins of what you wish to obtain in the future. Just as an example, I have my Pinterest feed filled with McLarens, minimalistic apartments, and sweet workspace setups. 

Whenever you feel low on motivation or just want to pass some time, open up your Pinterest feed and just scroll. It’s fun and will get you back up and working in no time.

4. Facebook

Just log out. There’s no hope for productivity on Facebook. (Ideas are more than welcome in the comment section though.)

5. YouTube

YouTube is best used as a break timer.

As one of the most addicting platforms of all time, however, we need to take extreme measures to ensure you’re not mind controlled by these time wasting bags of digital cocaine. 

If you’ve never had a youtube account, skip this step. If you do, you must first unsubscribe to every single channel that do not make you more productive or a better person. Let’s eliminate the unnecessary and save ourself some precious time. This step HAS to be done, no exceptions.

Once you have a clean slate, subscribe to channels that give you something to learn. What are your interests and hobbies? Make sure they’re real exciting to you. If it’s learning guitar, subscribe to channels that teach you new skills every so often. Every hour of working on something, give yourself 10 mins of a YouTube video as a reward. It’s not a waste of time either as you’re learning something and bettering yourself. This requires some self control but once you get to implement this, the results are quite rewarding.

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