Wasting time on social media

Man, Face, Head, Circle, Structure

When I was walking past a few stores a number of weeks ago, I saw that there were plenty of people on their Smartphone’s. As it was not busy, these people were busy using their Smartphone’s.

This didn’t come to mind because I thought that these people should be reading books, though.

It came to mind because I thought they would get far more out of reading books than they would by using their device. Rather than scrolling through different social media sites, they would be able to expand their mind with new information.

Now, there is always the chance that these people were reading an eBook on their apparatus or that they were sending important messages. I have no method of proving that these people were using different social media sites.

A Frequent Occurrence

However, even though these people were using their time in a productive fashion, it does not mean that they will always use their time this way. Furthermore, there are undoubtedly a great deal of people who do spend a whole lot of their time using these sites.

When I used to spend a fair amount of time using different social networking sites in the past, time just seemed to fly by.

Meaningless Messages

This was a time when I would send messages to people I actually saw in the actual world and to people I hadn’t seen in years. So, while a fair amount of dopamine was released in my own, not much else happened.

I came to find that I could use my time better, which induced me to gradually cut down the amount of time I typically spent on those websites. Writing, reading and spending time with people in the real world become far more important.

If you can realize that you are spending a good amount of time on social media every day, and you need this to change, there are loads of other things that you could do with your time. There are a myriad of books that you can read, if reading is your thing; if it is not, you could try a new hobby.

In the short term, it might not seem as though what you’re doing isn’t having much of an influence on your life, but as time passes, you may see just how much you have learned by spending less time on social networking. Additionally, some of the time that you spent on social media will now go towards your goals, making it easier for you to achieve them.


The modem day world is so full of distractions that it can be easy to get lost in what is going on’out there’ and to forget about what’s happening internally. Tuning into what things is hard with so many distractions and, once we have completed this, it requires a concerted effort to not be drawn off course from the bright lights that are all around us.

Teacher, prolific writer, writer, and consultant, Oliver JR Cooper, hails from England. His insightful commentary and analysis covers all aspects of human transformation, including love, partnership, self-love, and inner consciousness. With over two thousand in-depth posts highlighting human psychology and behavior, Oliver offers hope along with his sound advice.

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