3 Effective Ways to Stop Wasting Time on the Internet

Isn’t it funny how the internet is supposed to be one of the greatest innovations of our time and yet it seems to take up almost all of it.

Your work depends on it. Your personal life depends on it. Everything depends on the digital world.

You need it to gather information. You need it for entertainment. You can’t live with it, but you can’t live without it.

It goes without saying that without the internet our lives would be empty. See think we’d no longer be able to make progress and grow.

However, many people tend to use it for distraction rather than to learn something new.

Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can utilize the internet effectively:

Make It Hard To Access

One thing about human nature is that most of us take the route that’s easier. It’s easier to browse through Reddit and Facebook than to work on that difficult project.

It’s easier to waste time streaming videos than to call a client and listen to their complaints.

If you want to stop indulging in these habits, one of the best options is by making certain websites hard to access.

You can use a plugin to block them at work or set them to “Do Not Disturb” mode.

When you can’t access these sites, you won’t have trouble being distracted by them.

Make Small Commitments

One way to stop distractions is by making commitments. Let’s say you have a website that you regularly visit and waste 2 hours on every morning. Ask a colleague to time you. For every 5 minutes you waste on the site, you have to pay them a dollar.

When you make such commitments, you’ll stop using the site at work. It can be difficult dealing with temptation, so make sure you have your phone switched off as well.

Create a Life Outside

Unfortunately, one of the many reasons individuals face problems is because they don’t socialize outside of the digital world. The only way to make your life better is by adding something good.

Hang out with colleagues after work, take up a class or join a club. When you have something to look forward to, you’ll limit browsing online forums and websites.

With a complete understanding success and the factors that lead to it, Steve Rizzo is a corporate motivational speaker who offers seminars for businesses. The comedian-turned-motivational speaker helps people uncover their true potential through humorous and inspiring stories.

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