To Boost Your Productivity Control Distraction And Entertainment
In today’s age of the Internet, smartphones, computers, video games, and television, we are faced with so many distractions. It is ever-present and we are not aware of the impact it has on our life. Unfortunately, we go through day after day staring at our phones and screens for entertainment. But unaware. What is there to be aware of? The amount of time we lose every day.
We have a good time scrolling endless posts on social platforms. We enjoy playing video games with our friends. All the films we watch on TV have a good story (and some are even educational too!). But at the end of the day, we go to our beds, overloaded with information and side effects from staring at artificial light. The following day we do the same. The result? Having a life passing by without doing anything useful.
Why control distraction and entertainment
It is all about life’s choices. We can go on doing fun things and fulfilling our days with it. Or, we can start doing something useful that might:
- Make us smarter and healthier
- Give deeper meaning to our lives
- Make us start being good at something and subsequently earn money from it
These are just a few of the benefits you can initiate by controlling distraction and entertainment. I am not saying that it is a devilish way of spending time, but it sure is a waste of time if it is done excessively.
So, you might wonder how much of the distraction and entertainment is good for you? The answer is that anything that overwhelms you is bad. If you find yourself spending most or all of your free time on entertainment, it is time to make some changes.
Ways to control distraction and entertainment
Focus on improving your life and make a strategy what is helpful doing to get there
There are plenty of ways to make your life meaningful. If you want to make money online or learn a new skill like a foreign language or sewing clothes, you should make a plan what it takes to get there and then stick to it. Learning a new language requires finding a course and attending it regularly mixed with homework and studying. Or making money online requires a whole set of skills that actually take time, focus, and determination to do.
If you choose entertainment because it is easier and more pleasant, forget about improving anything in your life except the present state of mind. When it is gone, you can say you only had a day of fun but nothing more than that. Nothing useful has been done on your side. The next day you will go through it all over again.
Distraction and entertainment should be done only if there is any time left in the day
I am not saying entertainment is bad. We all have different ways to unwind after a hard day. However, it is important that entertainment is not done all the time. Ever heard of the saying first business, then pleasure? Make effort your “business” is a priority and when you had put maximum effort, give in to the pleasure part of the day.
Choose learning and improving yourself over distraction and entertainment
Again, we are repeating what’s been said in this post. But have you yet decided to make the right choice? You will not be a better version of yourself unless you put the effort into learning and improving yourself. Distractions in the form of smartphones or video games are made to consume your time, but it is you who have to make a decision to put it under control and do something of yourself.
Nothing is more precious than life. And if that life is passing by in meaningless activities, you will end up having a poor life’s quality. Entertainment serves to make us feel better temporarily, but improving ourselves and with it make permanent changes in our lives for the better is priceless.