The way I like to think about what things in life I should focus on is through this Eisenhower Decision Matrix. The basic interpretation of the Eisenhower Matrix is that we should DELETE any work that’s not urgent and not important. We should DO stuff that’s urgent and important. We should SCHEDULE stuff that’s important but not urgent. And we should DELEGATE stuff that’s urgent and not important.
Often, our lives are spent on the 4th quadrant distracted by WhatsApp messages and status, tweet threads and the whole plethora of social media while really the most important tasks in life lie in the green and blue quadrant.(Finishing assignments, Working on a project with a deadline, reading books, building healthy relationships, learning a new skill, exercising).
While having a social life is still important, seemingly reducing how urgent we make it will most definitely create time for more important things in our lives.