Wasting time on social media

Social Media, Facebook, Smartphone

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

This did not come to mind because I thought that these people should be reading novels, though.

It came to mind because I believed that they would get far more from reading novels 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 possibility that these people were reading an eBook on their device or that they were sending important messages. I have no way of proving that these folks were using different social networking sites.

A Frequent Occurrence

However, even though these people were using their time in a productive manner, it doesn’t mean that they will always use their time this way. Furthermore, there are undoubtedly a great deal of folks who do spend a lot of their time working with these sites.

When I was able to spend a fair amount of time using different social networking sites in the past, time just seemed to fly by.

Meaningless Messages

This was a time when I would send messages to people I really saw in the real world and to people I had not seen in years. So, while a reasonable quantity of dopamine was released within me, not much else took place.

I came to see that I could use my time better, which induced me to cut down the amount of time I typically spent on those sites. Writing, reading and spending time with people in the real world become a lot more important.

Can You Relate to This?

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

In the short term, it might not seem like what you are doing is not having much of an influence on your life, but as time passes, you may see just how much you have learned by spending less time on social networking. Also, some of the time that you spent on social media will now go towards your goals, which makes it easier for you to reach them.


The modem day world is indeed full of distractions it can be easy to get lost in what is going on’out there’ and to forget about what is going on internally. Tuning into what things is hard with so many distractions and, once we’ve completed this, it requires a concerted effort not to be drawn off course from the bright lights which are all around us.

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