According to a report, more devices remain connected to the internet as compared to people on Earth. The world today is a global village where all of us are connected with each other.
The new world of social networking makes space for free sharing of thoughts. The prime component of life today, it serves as the best possible source for entertainment.
With the widespread availability of the smartphones, as much as 92% of teens are reported to go online daily.
We know there are several reasons behind spending time on the social networking platforms. They provide freedom, allowing to upload whatever you want, make friends with people belonging to different parts of the world and at times, create an online identity that is quite different from the actual YOU, something that the real world does not allow. However, usage of too much of social media has a darker side attached with it.
It's not just your parents worried, but the eminent psychologists too. Identity crisis is one of the prime issues today's generation is facing.
College life is the most sociable time of life. With the academic events and the college parties, there is little need to use the social networking sites to socialize.
Here are a few activities you can focus on when not distracted by social media.
Build Stronger Friendship
Yes, we know that you can make friends using your social media profile. Let me ask you, how many of your social media friends did you meet in real life?
Spending time on social media certainly makes you feel connected to a lot of people but that may impede genuine connections. According to a research, the social networking platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter help us a lot in maintaining â€˜weak friendships'.
Now, how can we classify â€˜weak friendships'? We have weak friendships with the people we feel affection for but don't want to be a part of their life.
When you are unwell, your online friends will certainly wish that you get better sooner but what if you need help in the middle of the night? Can your online friends help? No, you need a real friend to be beside you no matter what.
College life is the best possible time to meet and make new friends. So, meet up as many people as you can and make friendship with them.
Enjoy the Newly-Found Free Time
Do you have any idea of the time you lose checking out on Facebook news feed or the Twitter updates? Quitting social media effectively necessitates getting rid of the mobile apps as well. Since you need not check out your mobile time and again, you can take a look at the surroundings. It can be as simple as checking out on the new color of a bungalow in your neighborhood or a mother helping her toddler with his first ice cream. These can be really heartwarming and improve your mood substantially.
You can use the free time you get to do what you love best.
How about reading a story book, calling up a childhood friend or listening to music? You can wake up in the middle of the night and take a look outside the window rather than obsessively checking the number of likes on your recently changed display picture.
What other things can you think of doing in this newly found free time?
Focus on Studies
What is the most important work of the students?
You have taken admission in a college to get a degree. Without an active presence in the social media platforms, you can focus on your studies better.
How many times do you check your smartphone while studying and how many study breaks have you exhausted checking your news feed?
Study breaks are taken to improve the fact retention capacity and you will never be able to accrue this advantage if you are spending the time engrossed in your smartphone. Utilize your study breaks wisely.
According to Dr. Larry Rosen, a professor of Psychology at California State University, to learn lessons better, it is crucial to manage the smartphones and other online distractions. Another professor of Psychology, Dr. David Meyer has pointed out, "Under most conditions, the brain simply cannot do two complex tasks at the same time. Listening to a lecture while texting, or doing homework and being on Facebookâ€”each of these tasks is very demanding, and each of them uses the same area of the brain, the prefrontal cortex.”
You know how to enjoy college life without being bothered by social media distractions. Now
- Deactivate all social media accounts
- Block the social media apps from smartphone settings
- Uninstall all the apps from smartphone or tablet
Phew! You are done. Enjoy your life devoid of all social media distractions.
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