In today’s internet age, social media plays many important roles in our daily lives but when we allow it to distract us, it poses many risks to almost every aspect of our life.
As the social network is becoming more popular, users all over the world, irrespective of age, sex, status, nationality, or profession spend a large amount of their time on the social network, chatting, updating status, exchanging pictures, sharing trending news, and videos, etc.
As long as we have a smartphone, social network accounts or we belong to any social network platform, we may experience a low level of productivity in school, place of work, or personal projects because our easy accessibility to these social networking sites may put us at risk of being distracted by its interesting features.
Social network distraction occurs when our attention is taken away from our daily obligations because we want to be on a social networks for certain reasons. Social network distraction is real and it affects most internet users directly or indirectly.
For many people, it is an irresistible temptation to check their phone when a notification pops up. Others can not do without chatting on social networks while talking, reading, praying, eating, cooking, or driving. All these contribute to distractions from daily responsibilities.
As long as we have social network accounts and we are active on some social network platforms, we may sometimes experience distractions and low productivity in school, place of work, or other personal projects due to our easy accessibility to these social networking websites.
Common social media distractions:
- Checking your phone first thing in the morning before doing other things.
- Checking social media during work or school hours.
- Chatting on social media while eating, cooking, talking, driving, or walking.
- Chatting secretly during important meetings.
- Responding to social media posts in the toilet or bathroom.
Because you want to stay longer on social media, changing the date or time of an important meeting. To fulfill your daily responsibilities and avoid social media distractions, the following tips will be of great help:
- Turn off notifications.
- Don’t switch on your data at all times.
- Create a schedule for your social media usage and keep to it.
- Avoid chatting during working hours or study time.
- Limit the number of your social media accounts or platforms you belong to.
- Be focused on your daily obligations and don’t allow social media to distract you from your daily obligations.
- Start a productive morning routine every day before you check your phone.
- Don’t reply, comment, like, or share every post you see online.
- Delete all Apps that you don’t really need on your device.
- Limit the number of what you post on social media.
- Take a record of what you learn on social media every day.
- Develop a hobby that is educative and very informative and practice it every day.
- Switch off your phone or put it on silent mode during important meetings.
- Avoid chatting while walking, reading, eating, cooking, or driving.
- Because you want to stay longer on social media, don’t postpone an important journey or change the date or time of an important meeting.
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