This post is about how to deal with distractions in a technology-driven society.
Living in a society where using social media is part of our daily routine, distractions are just a click away.
Before the existence of social media, there was one less distraction.
Nowadays, we carry a major source of distractions in our palms, and we call it a smartphone.
The Effect of Social Media Distractions
Social media distractions can be emotionally draining.
In fact, it only takes one post to alter someone’s emotions from being totally happy, satisfied, grateful, and focused to totally judgmental, envious, miserable, and unfocused.
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These emotions cause by social media posts are most times unwarranted.
People usually post for the audience that they want to attract.
It doesn’t necessarily mean that these people totally agree with their posts or even practice what they post.
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Numerous Distractions in Different Areas of Our Life
- Distractions In The Media
- Distractions At Church
- Uncontrolled Distractions At School And Work
Distractions In The Media
Distractions are always present in the media, church, and other places.
As for the media, it’s okay to keep up to date with the latest news, but don’t allow the information to distract and control you.
Some information presented in the media does not present truth all the time.
In addition, distractions in the media are usually unwarranted and only prevent you from paying attention to the events that require your attention.
Distractions At Church
Distractions at church are very common, unfortunately. We get distracted by what other people are wearing, how the pastor talks, or by the design and decor of the church.
The sad thing is the church is a place where one should be focused. But sometimes the mind refocuses on situations that have nothing to deal with church.
In these situations, you can either deal with the distraction to find out the source of it, or you can continue to let yourself be distracted.
Uncontrolled Distractions At School And Work
Situations that occur at school and work could also be distracting.
Distraction at these places could be harmful to ourselves and others around us.
In fact, uncontrolled distraction at school could negatively affect an individual’s performance, and uncontrolled distraction at work can negatively impact a company’s profit.
Thus, be careful about how distractions affect you mentally.
How To Deal With Distractions
Distractions erupt various emotions within us, and that’s a normal part of being human.
However, individuals who are easily distracted have a more difficult time staying focused.
They are also unable to analyze situations strategically to make effective and efficient decisions.
Unfortunately, distractions are part of our life, and they’re here to stay.
However, how much we let them affect us depends on how we deal with them.
So what do you do if you find yourself easily distracted by issues that shouldn’t warrant your attention?
Firstly, find the real reason you are being distracted by the issue.
Completing this first step is essential.
If you’re really honest about the reason you’re being distracted, you will be in a better position to gain composer.
Or better yet, you will gain control of the source of your distraction to the point where it will no longer have control over you.