By Bukola M. Babajide
“Turn off your email; turn off your phone; disconnect from the Internet; figure out a way to set limits so you can concentrate when you need to, and disengage when you need to. Technology is a good servant but a bad master” – Gretchen Rubin
Ever thought of using technology to combat social media addiction? The irony is epic but guess what? It works! Do you get distracted easily? Do you spend most of your time browsing, moving from Instagram to Facebook and so on? Not to forget the notification alerts from several sources? As a career professional or entrepreneur, your time is money and staying focused is a must to achieving if you want to achieve set goals.
So often, people get distracted and end up spending hours on social media. For some people, they are disciplined and can manage their time properly. However for some of us who are news hungry, we tend to extend the time for a few minutes more and end up staying on longer than planned.
Distraction is a minus for startups, and even established entrepreneurs, it pulls you away from your goals, it causes disruption, makes you lose focus and lose the most valuable resource which is TIME! How can you stop yourself and stay focused? You can set a timer for when you want to check your social media and ensure you stick to it. On the other hand, you can plan your dairy and allocate time for social media but this requires discipline. With technology, it gets better. There are several unique digital tools created to help you manage your time better. Apps like these will block access to the social media platform for a set time as programmed to do.
Entrepreneur, Jon Good’s app, Stay Focusd increases your productivity by limiting the amount of time that you can spend on time-wasting websites. It limits Internet use, and helps the user stay focused. Get Stay Focusd Here
Bukola has shared more on social media, app blockers and tips to help you focus on what truly matters in our nature issue at Glazia Store. Get your copy or email firstname.lastname@example.org for special coupon codes to gift friends and loved ones.
About The Writer
Olubukola M. Babajide is an IT Consultant with over 15 years’ experience within various industries. A Project/Change Management Lead, with vast experience in Business process re-engineering, Web development, HR, Regulatory & Compliance programmes. She is an award winner of the African Entrepreneur award –UK 2016, “Inspirational Entrepreneur” category. Bukola is also the founder of social enterprise, Female Techpreneur a global hub for the female digital entrepreneur and business and Career Network (Employability and Recruitment Services).
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