Social Media, Facebook, Twitter

When I was walking past a few stores quite a few weeks ago, I saw that there were lots of people in their Smartphone’s. As it was not busy, these folks were busy using their Smartphone’s.

This didn’t come to mind because I thought that these people should be reading books, though.

A Waste of Time

It came to mind because I thought they would get far more out of reading books than they would by using their device. Rather than scrolling through different social networking sites, they would have the ability to expand their mind with new information.

Now, there is always the chance that these folks were reading an eBook on their apparatus or that they were sending important messages. I don’t have any way of proving that these folks were using different social networking sites.

A Frequent Occurrence

However, even if these people were using their time in a productive manner, it does not mean that they will always use their time this way. Furthermore, there are undoubtedly a great deal of folks who do spend a whole lot of their time using these sites.

When I was able to spend a decent amount of time using different social media sites before, time just seemed to fly by.

Meaningless Messages

This was a time when I’d send messages to people I actually saw in the actual world and to people I hadn’t seen in years. So, while a fair quantity of dopamine was released in my own, not much else took place.

I came to find that I could use my time better, which caused me to cut down the amount of time I typically spent on those websites.

Can You Relate to This?

If you can see that you are spending a good amount of time on social media every day, and you need this to change, there are plenty of other things that you can do with your time. There are all kinds of books that you may read, if studying is the thing; if it isn’t, you can try a new hobby.

In the short term, it may not seem as though what you’re doing is not having much of an impact on your life, but as time passes, you will see just how much you’ve learned by spending less time on social networking. Additionally, some of the time that you spent on social media will now go towards your objectives, making it easier for you to reach them.

Conclusion

The modem day world is indeed full of distractions that it can be easy to get lost in what’s going on’out there’ and to forget about what’s happening internally. Tuning into what matters is challenging with so many distractions and, once we’ve done this, it takes a concerted effort to not be drawn off course by the bright lights that are all around us.

Teacher, prolific writer, writer, and consultant, Oliver JR Cooper, hails from England. His insightful commentary and analysis covers all aspects of human transformation, such as love, partnership, self-love, and inner awareness. With over two thousand in-depth articles highlighting human psychology and behaviour, Oliver offers hope along with his sound advice.

Wasting time on social media

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