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Why You Should Get Off The Internet

Your online activity reveals a lot about the type of person you are, how well you are functioning, and what you crave. When you spend so much time checking out friends’ lives or reading “how to” articles about how “to” do things, you waste precious time that could be spent doing… something else. When you stop checking into people online, people will find you harder to find.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy reading the posts of my friends, whether it be their thoughts on the latest TV show, or about the latest fad. But I’ve noticed that often they go off the grid when it comes to spending time with others. They spend time on the internet, but rarely with others. Why spend time with people, when so many of us have so much going on in our digital lives? In life, most of us can focus on one task for very short periods of time, and when we put our minds on something, it’s usually to accomplish something. As a result, our attention is often split, and we’re often not attentive or engaged to how other people are living their lives. The internet is such an easy way to distract us from the task at hand. And when we do spend time online, many can find it to be either the only reason they’re online, or the only thing they’re working on.

If you feel like you’re not connecting with anyone in real life, or if you’re constantly going online, it’s likely that you’re not spending enough time communicating with those around you, yourself included. But it’s not always easy to talk to your partner if you go online to check up on them.

If you are busy, and aren’t spending your time properly, you aren’t going to have the time you need for relationships. When you’re not spending time with people, it makes you that much less likely that you’re going to see them at the right time in their day. If you’re doing nothing but checking the internet at lunchtime, you’re not going to have the energy to leave the house to give your partner a hug, or drive them back home.

There’s a lot more you can do than spending your life away from others. If you spend time with your family, you’ll learn a lot about how to do the simple things right, and you’ll become stronger for it. If you spend time with your friends, you will gain insight and wisdom, and you’ll feel happier because of it. If you spend time with your clients, you’ll gain a deeper knowledge of marketing strategies and techniques, and you’ll learn how to use it for your business. You’ll even have some fun.

You don’t need to work a job you hate just to stay online. As soon as you have a job that you love, you can step away from the computer and spend some of your time with those closest to you. You don’t need to spend a majority of your life on the internet, either. If you’re already a social butterfly, then spend that time with friends and family. But once you’ve established the right balance in your life, there are other tools you can use to ensure you have enough time online.

So whether you love to do nothing but internet, or you’re trying to build good habits in order to save time on the road, know that you can easily make your life easier by putting yourself in a new position in your work-day where you can spend your time with others.