The Effect of Social Media Distractions
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. Social media distractions can be emotionally draining. 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. 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 post or even practice what they post.
Starve your distractions and feed your focus. Unknown
Distractions in other areas of our life
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 of the information presented in the media does not present truth all the time.
Distractions in the media are usually unwarranted and only prevents you from paying attention to the events that require your attention. 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. Situations that occur at school and work could be distracting. Distraction at these places could be harmful to our self and others. Uncontrolled distraction at school could negatively affect an individual’s performance. Uncontrolled distraction at work could cost a company profits. So be careful how distractions affect you mentally.
Almost all accidents take place because of human distraction. Sebastian Thrun
Dealing with Distractions
Distractions erupt various emotions within us and that’s a normal part of being human. However, easily distracted individuals are too busy mentally to concentrate on the task at hand. They are also unable to analyze situations 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 should not be negatively affecting you? Firstly, find the real reason you are being distracted by the situation. 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 and control of the source of your distraction to the point where it will no longer have a control over you.
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination. Christopher Columbus
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