Twitter has boomed into such a huge site that sometimes you can be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of data that you are able to access at any point of time. My twitter account has thousands of people I follow since I want to always stay in the loop in so many different areas of the world. This can be a positive thing since I hear news quickly, but the main problem with all of this is the amount of time required to read through all the tweets that i get. My twitter account was getting so many tweets a day that I was spending sometimes more then 3 hours a day after work just scrolling through and updating myself on everything going on through the tweets people made. As you can tell over time this became a big problem for me, and especially for my family. I was on Twitter surfing the data neglecting all the chores i had to do at home, and even was forgetting about my hobbies I once had. Going home after work and finding the near seat, which ended up mostly being the couch, to sit around and scroll through my phone on and on. Eventually i had realized that reading all of these news were important, but it should never get in the way of my own life. I started writing down how long i was spending on twitter, and managed my hours with everything else i should be doing also. I set aside time to play with my kids and talk with my wife. I also made sure i had enough time to relax doing other things i use to love, my hobbies. The one hobby that stood out more then the rest was my garden.
Outside in the backyard i had dug an area of the field as to where I have planted an abundance of variety of colors tulips, daisies, and even strawberries. I can tell you right now that at the time when i went back to start working on the garden again, it looked terrible. I was disappointed for not spending enough time on the garden but overjoyed enough that I was able to get back at this hobby that I loved to work on.
It is important to remember that you should limit your time using social media sites like Twitter or Facebook. It is fun reading everyone’s updates and feeling like you are a part of all the news around you, but you cant forget to not create your own stories by going out and doing things yourself. I am able to write about my garden now and about other things that I am doing on twitter instead of just sitting around reading what everyone else is doing. Reading those tweets for hours in the past was fun, but i have to admit that it brings me greater joy to be active and do things myself instead. It is important to make sure you are balancing your time between these social media sites and everything else you have.