46 Productive Things to Do Instead of Scrolling Social Media

We're big fans of social media when it is used purposefully! It is, after all, how we connect with so many of you on a regular basis! Like so many things in our lives, when used purposefully, it can create a beautiful home for encouragement and support.

However, we know there are time when we are guilty of replacing real life with Instagram, and we spend precious time mindlessly scrolling through social media instead of accomplishing the things that matter most to us.

Our team is sharing 46 productive things you can do instead of scrolling on your phone today, and we hope it inspires you to start prioritizing what matters most to you!

  1. Unsubscribe from email promotional emails
  2. Plan a coffee date with a friend
  3. Delete photos from your camera roll
  4. Floss your teeth
  5. Go to bed early
  6. Take a walk
  7. Write a thank you note
  8. Read a magazine
  9. Check off a daily goal on your Tending List
  10. Organize your bedside table
  11. Volunteer your time
  12. Make a to-do list, and check one thing off your to-do list
  13. Write out a social media mission statement
  14. Wash the dishes
  15. Make your bed
  16. Choose ten pieces of clothing to donate
  17. Read a book
  18. Learn a new language
  19. Call your best friend
  20. Kiss your significant other
  21. Take out the trash
  22. Get your finances in order
  23. Make a sweet treat for your neighbor
  24. Go to the library, and check out a new book
  25. Write the Word
  26. Clean out your pantry
  27. Do a puzzle with your child
  28. Write down your goals
  29. Unload the dishwasher
  30. Choose one new recipe to try
  31. Print a few of your favorite photos to display
  32. Plan a gathering in your home
  33. Make a new friend
  34. Exercise
  35. Doodle
  36. Start a gratitude journal
  37. Reply to five emails in your inbox
  38. Organize your bathroom cabinet
  39. Apply for a passport
  40. Prep your meals for the week
  41. Reply to your text messages
  42. Start one load of laundry
  43. Clean out your junk drawer
  44. Watch a TED talk
  45. Organize your desk
  46. Make an inspiring playlist

We'd love to hear from you! Leave a a comment, and tell us what else would you add to this list! The possibilities are endless, and we can't wait to hear your creativity!

Show Comments (18)
  1. Ally

    Wow I so needed this today! Thank you! I would add: 1. Send a postcard to a friend (using the Cultivate What Matters ones of course) 2. Dance to some fun music & clean something 3. Start a Life List journal (it’s where you write everything you’ve done, like a reverse bucket list. I got the idea from Emily Thomas actually) 4. Learn something new (other than a language since that’s listed) 5. Paint something 6. Color with markers or crayons or colored pencils in a coloring book or print your own page

    • Jess Metcalf
      Jess Metcalf

      These are all great ideas, Ally! I'm so glad you shared!

  2. Katie

    Dance with the kids xoxo

  3. mandyschaa626

    This is great! Can it be turned into a Wild Card page? :D

  4. Lindsey

    - work in the yard/ garden
    - craft, sew or knit
    - Exercise

  5. Lori

    *pray for someone in need
    *visit an elderly neighbor
    *organize a junk drawer
    ❤i am loving this list!❤

    • Jess Metcalf
      Jess Metcalf

      So grateful to hear that, Lori! Your suggestions are wonderful additions!!

  6. Abigail

    Paint your toe nails ♥♥♥

  7. dannomat

    -Organize your desktop on computer (delete, file docs in folders, etc.)
    - Grocery shop online

    • Jess Metcalf
      Jess Metcalf

      Love these additions, especially organizing your desktop! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Cyndie

    I’ve been purposefully turning off the Tv lately and listening to Music more and reading or listening to an audio book. And one more, go on a date.

    • Jess Metcalf
      Jess Metcalf

      I love that idea, Cyndie! We don't have a TB, but we do use our bluetooth speaker all the time!

  9. Chelsea Green
    Chelsea Green

    Wow! These are all things I should be doing! Lol! Thanks for the reminder and also new ideas on ways to be more productive each day! I plan to print this list and hang it somewhere so that I always have something to pull from. :)

  10. Keri

    Sketch something you see

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