Any tips on how to stop wasting free time?

I've found that in the last year or so that I waste a lot of the free time I have on useless activities. For example, this morning (Saturday), I woke up at 7:30AM and pretty much spent the next 4 hours in bed on Instagram, Reddit, Tinder/Bumble and WSO. I took a short break to get up to eat breakfast but hopped right back into bed to continue these useless activities. How can I get myself to break out of this? I feel like I could be using that time in a much more valuable manner (reading books/news articles, going for a jog, catching up with friends/family), but instead I waste it on totally BS things that provide no real value.

During the week, I am very regimented with my schedule due to work, but during the weekend, I feel like I waste away so many valuable hours. Any tips on how to break out of this? Should I delete social media for a bit and see how that works out?

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Dec 8, 2018

Two things in tandem should help:
1) https://getcoldturkey.com/ Lets you program hours to block access to certain websites. Idk if they have an app themselves but I'm sure there must be some out there.
2) Make plans a week or two in advance so that you have a commitment to attend without searching for something to do last-minute.

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Dec 8, 2018

I deleted my social media because I would open my Instagram to look at something specific and then 10 minutes later I was still looking through my feed without doing what I originally intended. But the answer to your questions is to just start doing it consistently and make sure it's something you like. So start reading for 30 minutes a day every day at the same time whether that be early in the morning or before you go to bed. Do all of this with a goal in mind (finish book by this date, be able to run a mile by this date). Idk if it applies to everyone but it works for me

Dec 9, 2018
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