Being productive is the always the key of success. Of course, internet had helped with our productivity. It had provided a new way to scale businesses, but there are also some downsides that come with it. We often lose ourselves in the information flow that comes from all of our devices altogether. Even before picking a restaurant, the internet provides us with so many choices. Imagine how much information internet is providing us before every decision in our lives.
This is why sometimes you need to say "STOP" to the flow, take a deep breath, and let your mind choose what you actually need at this moment. And it less likely will be to keep going with surfing the internet for random information.
So here I collect 5 main reasons why you need to go offline and how it helps you to come back to the internet life fresh and more productive.
Here are 5 reasons why internet can cost us our productivity sometimes.
This is the most important reason. Yes, it's obvious. Everybody knows how distractive internet could be. One moment you are checking what that interesting new post your friend just posted, then you get hungry and try to find the best restaurant to satisfy your appetite. Then you suddenly realized that it's been two hours ago and you are still looking for something unrelated to what you were trying to finish.
That's why you need to put away all your gadgets during the time of doing important things which need a lot of attention and efficiency.
After the next motivational video, we always think that we would start to act. But... Almost always it doesn't help or, even worse, it causes frustration. That's probably because we think this is so easy and after finishing watching the video I will definitely go and do everything to become successful but, in reality, it's much more complicated to apply it.
3. Living others’ lives.
When we see others’ posts about "luxury life" photos or videos we tend to regret that we're living this life wrong and thinking why things happen this way but not another. Sometimes we become envious of people who post these contents on social media. It is embarrassing, but we have all been there.
So, don't compare yourself to others, compare yourself to the person that you were yesterday.
Sometimes our body and our mind need to take a break and relax. It's very important do not forget to make a small break and move our eyes away from the screen. Actually, every 45 minutes is necessary so we can stay the most concentrated exactly during first 45 minutes of any activity.
No matter how ergonomic your set up is, your internet use is killing your back. Even if your computer set up is the most ergonomic, chances are that you are also looking down at your phone screen to check your email, social media, or text messages. On top of that, our eyes are strained from screen time. And if we don't take a break from this information flow, we're slowly killing ourselves.
Take a break, say "stop" more often, relax and just be happy within the real world. By doing that you can be more productive than you thought and engage in a lot more meaningful conversation and lead to a lot more meaningful relationships.