Haven’t you ever found yourself wasting countless hours online, even if it is just on your phone?
Technology tends to help us a lot but it also has it’s downfalls.
The internet is a beautiful invention, you can polish your skills, your knowledge or indulge in anything that you find useful. The problem is we spend too much time online or with electronic devices in general. Look around when you’re driving a bus, or waiting in front of a store. 9 out of 10 you’ll see someone scrolling on their phone or tablet. When we are at home it’s also easy to escape reality and just spend our spare time online. Social media is something that made this possible. Being social without being social.
A weird concept isn’t it?
While it is a good thing that it there is such a thing as the internet. There are other ways to spend your spare time and even being productive while loving what you do. Try grabbing a book for example, what happened to those pieces of literature that can actually change or life. For example “The power of now” by Eckhart Tolle. It’s healthier to just grab the book instead of reading it on a screen. Give yourself a break from technology once in a while. Let your eyes and ears rest.
Maybe you want to achieve something, try talking to people instead of spending hours behind your computer. Find yourself a real mentor who can teach you in the things you want to learn. Someone with experience, this can improve your learning curve a lot. Making your goal within reach a whole lot faster.
While on the subject of skills, social skills are obviously very important to have. You can’t learn those by being behind a screen or with your headphones in. If you have certain social fears try stepping out of that comfort zone. I myself had this problem as well, I didn’t go out a lot, I didn’t even think about talking to strangers. Eventually I decided to step out of that comfort zone and this got me a job in face-to-face marketing, which in turn has everything to do with social skills. Developing these skills by actually doing instead of procrastinating will help you to get to those goals a lot faster.
Now, let’s put your phone, laptop, whatever you’re holding away and let’s start doing things that can actually improve your life in the long run.
I’ve been there, I know what it feels like. By going out and actually improving you’ll automatically feel better about yourself and achieve a lot more. It won’t come in a day, but keep stepping out of your comfort zone and give that learning curve a little hand!
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