Lol. Refreshing and Checking Likes; this sums up my frequent encounters with social media.
The truth is we never understand the amount of time we waste by spending unnecessary time on social media. We will realise this only if we try to pay attention to it.
You can do a little experiment and time yourself whenever you go online and you’re keeping up on updates and refreshing your social media feeds just to be right in time for when that new post pops up. Haha…we all don’t want to miss it!
You’d be surprised at how much time you spend on social media when you take out time to pay attention to it.
By now, you might be overloaded with lots of good and quality articles on why you social ditch spending unnecessary time on social media. In fact, I’ve read a lot of those.
Why do I still waste some time on social media? It’s not that there wasn’t a change, there was a change, regardless of the size of the change. However, sometimes I just waste time on social media. Who else can relate??
One of the things I’ve found out to have been a cause of this is because of the fact that I didn’t really make up my mind and get determined in my heart that I was done wasting time on social media.
Here was the cycle: read an article or good content about why people need to stop wasting time on social media, I see some useful tips that could be of help, I pick the ones I like and the ones I feel is okay for me to adapt and then I tell myself I will start doing this. Here I am, I still do it.
But the truth is this, I sometimes don’t make up my mind about it. I don’t get determined to do those things, therefore at every chance I get to spend time on social media, I take it!
You might have gone past the stage of spending unnecessary time on social media, you might be a person that is very disciplined with social media and this doesn’t apply to you. However, the truth is that this article can be applied to other areas and situations.
You need to be determined and get at what it is you need to get at.
I’m of the opinion that when you stop whining and get at what you ought to get at, things happen and you get to do those things you want to do.
Think about it, how many times have you said you’ll do those things or start something, but the next day, you’ve even forgotten you’ve made such statements?
And so, here are some things you can do when taking up a new habit:
- Pray about it: I believe that there is absolutely nothing that prayer can’t solve. Prayer is key and it miraculously helps us to change things around. I also believe there’s nothing too small to pray about. You can pray about anything to God. God is always ready to listen.
- Be determined: don’t just say I will do this or do that. Be determined in your heart that you really want to do that which you have set out to do.
- Be disciplined: discipline takes practice, you need to ensure that you are willing to give up ‘the not good’ for ‘the good’. What are those bad habits you need to drop for you to start living a better life? For instance, do you need to start putting your phone away when you’re working so that you’ll have full attention on your work?
- Action: taking up a new habit required that we are willing to put in the necessary work we need to put in. Look at that new habit you’re taking up. What are those things you need to do to successfully take up the new habit?
What are your thoughts on these? Let me hear from you in the comments section below!