How to avoid social media distraction

Social media distraction can disrupt your personal life, ruin your work productivity .

Some Signs Your Social Media Use is Out of Hand
Losing track of time online
Having trouble completing tasks at work or home
Isolation from family and friends
Feeling guilty or defensive about your Internet use
Feeling a sense of euphoria while involved in Internet activities

You seemingly have to watch what everyone else is up to: liking posts and following the live feeds. Otherwise you might miss something – right?
You find yourself stalking people… wondering what they’re up to at any given time.You get drawn into content that might be interesting, but isn’t relevant to your studies or purpose.You end up watching each account in case anyone contacts you directly
If anyone does contact or mention you, you drop everything you’re doing and respond instantly to any comment or communication that comes your way.
There are too many accounts and feeds to focus on.There are too many people to follow.
You find yourself wandering the social mediasphere aimlessly, looking for relevant content.You ended up looking at what your friends were up to all day instead of doing your work or living your real life ..

Here are some actions for avoiding social media and personal technology distractions:

1. Close news and social media sites.

A helpful tip is to create an aggregated feed of all your favorite news sites. This helps you avoid wasting time wandering the Internet for headlines and updates.

2. Close your Internet browser when you’re working.

The precious seconds it takes to load the browser when you feel tempted to go online may be just the moment you need to become conscious of the time you’re wasting. Close everything else.

3. Plan times to interact with it.

You may need to schedule when you will use social media. Stick to those times!

4. Stick to the plan.

Be disciplined, trust your plan, stick to it and review how it’s working, when you said you would. (It’s ok not to be on IG (Instagram) all day, really!)

5. Reflect and adjust.

You will want to closely monitor yourself on a daily and weekly basis and make adjustments. You should regularly ask yourself the following questions. While these are related to your studies and how to better acquire new skills, you could just as well use them in any work or life situation.
What is my main goal?
What is my goal for the week?
What do I need to do today?
Where am I at the moment?
Is this technique/schedule/place/relationship/situation working?
Is it worth improving? How can I improve it?

6. Find the right place to study or work.

Picking the right place to study is crucial because it has a major influence on the efficiency of the learning process. it’s a good idea to make sure that your chair and desk are ergonomically designed for greater productivity. A bad physical setup can mess up both your posture and your work efficiency.

5 ways to study online without distraction

  • 1. Close any social media sites or apps now
    2. Turn off your phone or leave it out of your reach
    3. Create a social media schedule
    4. Research where your time is going and use reminders
    5. Replace your time on social media with other activities