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Stop "Killing" your time!

Updated: May 27, 2023


A man viewing mobile while laying down

Let me share a story with you.



Meet Alex, a 35-year-old working professional who is responsible, diligent, and a workaholic. He thought he deserved a break when he started a new job and began watching web series. At first, he spent 2–3 hours a day, but the addiction slowly took over, and he ended up staying up all night watching them. His lack of proper rest weakened him, affected his concentration, and ultimately impacted his professional and personal life.

Do you see yourself in Alex?

Alex is a representation of the youth in our world today. Studies show that working professionals spend their free time on social media, gaming, or watching series. While entertainment is essential for relaxation, spending more than 6 hours daily on it is an addiction. We all need joy, but we must decide how we spend our entertainment time.

Are you looking to overcome your addiction to entertainment?

Realization

The first step is realization. It’s important to understand that excessive entertainment consumption can negatively impact our personal and professional lives.

Preparation



Preparation is key. It’s unlikely that you’ll be able to stop your addiction in just a day or two, so take some time to track your entertainment usage. Note how many hours you spend on entertainment daily and monitor your screen time on your mobile phone. Do this for at least a week and keep your observations nearby to stay aware of patterns and habits.

Baby steps

Start small when making changes. Reduce your entertainment time by one hour initially and gradually reduce it further. Use the time you save, such as getting proper rest. Remember, every step counts towards overcoming addiction.

Alternative methods

Reducing addiction requires finding alternative methods. It’s crucial to choose techniques that align with our interests. While we have many options, it’s best to select a favourite and stick with it until freedom from addiction is achieved.

Here are some suggestions:


  1. Play your favourite tracks:- Start listening to your favourite channels by playing your favourite tracks.

  2. Talk to friends and family:- To strengthen your connections with friends, try talking to them instead of just texting. Consider giving them a call instead of always relying on written communication. Meeting new people and having at least one conversation with them each month i


s also a good idea.

  1. Reading or Podcast:- If you want to expand your knowledge and boost your confidence, reading or listening to podcasts can be great options. Reading helps you gain knowledge and satisfaction, but listening to podcasts can be just as beneficial if you’re not a fan of reading. A good podcast can be just as helpful as reading.

  2. Exercise:- Maintaining good health is crucial, so exercising regularly and adopting healthy eating habits is essential. Consider starting with activities like meditation, yoga or other sports to engage your body, provided you’re ready.

  3. Discover a new hobby:- Exploring different hobbies can bring a fresh outlook to life. Consider writing, singing, dancing, acting, or even inventing something new. There are endless possibilities to pursue under the sky.

  4. Volunteering:- Consider joining a non-profit organization as a volunteer to support our society. This will help us become more humane and socially responsible individuals.

  5. Travelling:- Start exploring nature, trekking to nearby places and setting travelling goals for your selves.

  6. Networking:- To achieve tremendous success in your professional life, it’s essential to network and make new connections. Take the time to talk to the people around you and share your knowledge with others. This can help you reach new heights in your career.

  7. Expand your knowledge:- Take advantage of your free time to learn new technologies and enhance your skill


s. In today’s age of AI, it’s essential to stay up-to-date with the latest technology and become tech-savvy.

  1. Find yourself; what should you do? :- When figuring out what to do with your life, remember to savou


r every moment of the journey towards finding your purpose.



Be consistent

Consistency is crucial for successfully overcoming addiction. It is essential to stick to your plan and put in 100% effort, regardless of any obstacles that may arise. Focus on your goals and dream of the pride you will feel wh


en you achieve them.

Are you ready to begin?

You are a valuable asset in this universe. Make good use of your time and leave a positive impact before you depart.


Good luck, and Love yourself!


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