“I used to post a lot more, but it’s been putting me off lately”-Idris Elba says he is cutting down on social media usage

Popular British actor, Idris Elba who is an ardent user of Twitter and Instagram has revealed to Fast Company Magazine: “I’ve been trying to wean myself off. “I used to post a lot more, but it’s been putting me off lately. And Twitter’s just not how I want to receive my news. “I read the news aggregated on my iPad, but I can’t check it constantly – I’m not proud of it, but it’s true – because it makes me feel depressed.”

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“I don’t think in terms of minutes or hours or days or dates, especially because I’m travelling between time zones,” he added. “My home base is London, but I could be working anywhere around the world. I pretty much know my schedule for the whole year, and I think of it in terms of blocks of time, where each project is a block.”

The 47-year-old Thor star also revealed that he has now found a way to bring in peace during his spare time.

He said: “I’ll just sit in the dark, stare, and try not to do anything-just clear my mind and decompress.” The star’s dual careers mean that moments of free time are few and far between, however, and he only sleeps “four or five” hours a night, and schedules his time in terms of projects rather than days or hours.