How to Handle Digital Distractions
Surfing online without a purpose is like swimming in an open sea without knowing where the land is.
Nowadays, internet users tend to fill all their time checking social profiles, reading news, emails, googling up random information and bouncing from one website to another. It feels good, feels as If you are getting some meaningful insights into what is going on around, your brain gets what it wants — new data. Lots of it. Our brain is always happy when it gets new information.
In a reality, though, most of the data you get during this “random surfing advanture” is completely useless and adds virtually no value to your personal growth.
You get overwhelmed with data and while it feels strongly important and interesting to know all that stuff you can get from your Facebook news line or Twitter, in a reality, it gets to nowhere most of the time.
How to improve your online surfing habits? It is kind of simple. Just remember to always know “where the land is”. If you have a time break and want to fill it with typing your smartphone or tablet, try to have at least a slightest hint of purpose behind your surfing. Always.
For example, find new interesting books for weekend reading, or learn a new bit of information useful for your current project, find possible destinations for your next vacation trip, or check latest news which ARE meaningful to your current life (some prior filtering news lines down to the topics only important to you is essential). Obvisously, if you live in Poland, checking the latest Trump’s quotes on the forering relations twenty times a day is not meaningful. Unless you work for US embassy in Warsaw.
Here is a pretty good article with a firm advice on how to eliminate distractions of modern digital era and make you internet time a little bit more productive.