Distractions & How I Deal With Them
The world is full of distractions, and it is just a matter of how we deal with them. We are living a convenient life with all the technologies we have now. And we cannot deny that they are addictive, especially mobile phones. But life never stops at being at home and doing nothing.
People need to focus on their careers, go to their designated jobs, and even build something for their future. Even with the fast globalization and improvements around us, some distractions slow us down from achieving what we want.
I am guilty of enjoying the pleasures of technology and the more accessible life we have nowadays. I am already building a career in the online world, thanks to the internet for making things easy and convenient.
But along the process of working something out for my job, there are distractions along the way. It is the reason why I wrote this piece for today. I want to share with everyone how I have handled the distractions lately. Now, what are the things that slow me down sometimes?
Maybe you will tell me that social media is where I am building my career. But it is a different side of social media. I am talking about the excessive usage of social media sites for leisure. It is when you spend hours scrolling to Facebook or doing unnecessary things on Twitter. Also, there are instances when we spend hours watching random videos on Youtube.
I admit that I am also once distracted because of these things. Until one day, I found myself with no improvements at all. I decided to cut ties little by little on my bad habits of spending time on the internet and doing nothing. I still visit them now, but not too much, unlike before. Sometimes I scroll for a bit on my Facebook, but not more than one hour. Also, I still watch videos on Youtube, but in moderation as well. It is a matter of knowing when to stop and set limitations.
I am the kind of person who has a lot of friends. I have a different circle of friends, and I am too occupied with bonding and getting together with them. And it is also what they call peer pressure, where you cannot say no to them because you do not want them to feel upset.
But recently, I found it toxic. I realized that I should learn to say “no” to my friends sometimes, especially if I have some priorities. It was hard at first because I knew they would be upset or think I had changed. But it is what it is, and I believe that real friends would understand that we also need to grow apart and individually. It is up to them to see the changes in me negatively, or they will support the idea that I have some priorities now.
“You only live once.”
One of the challenging distractions to overcome and handle is my mindset of “you only live once.” I want to live her life to the fullest, and there are times when I feel like I am doing it way too much and that I forgot to build something for my career.
When the realization hit me, I started setting boundaries on spending time for leisure activities. I decided to balance everything, from enjoying my life to working something out for betterment and my career. And now, I can say that they are under control. I can enjoy my life once in a while and take steps for my future.
To my readers:
We cannot deny the fact that there are distractions in front of us. They will slow us down, and the worst is to stop us from achieving our goals. Knowing how to handle them and setting limitations on yourself would be best. I hope you can do it too.
Article # : <292> Category : <Personal Blogs> Author : <charmingcherry08> Posting Date : <July 23 2022>