Are social media sites too much of a distraction? Graphic from The Online Mom

Distractions of Social Media

Every time I sit down to do my homework or study for a big test, I find myself picking up my phone every few minutes or so. People may not have texted me, or maybe they did, but either way I’m constantly scrolling through my social media apps instead of focusing on what’s really important: my grades.

 

Are social media sites too much of a distraction? Graphic from The Online Mom
Are social media sites too much of a distraction? Graphic from The Online Mom

It can be difficult restricting yourself from your own phone, it’s very tempting to want to look at who posted pictures and what’s going on with your friends from home.

I’m constantly thinking about something that was posted on social media or what I’m missing out on when I’m focused on something else like studying. Sometimes it gets so bad that I just decide to put my phone on airplane mode, that way nothing will distract me because I won’t receive any text messages until I take it off of airplane mode.

It seems silly, not being able to look at your phone for a couple hours while doing schoolwork, but it’s actually very challenging. I’m sure a lot of other people and students my age especially struggle with this, so we’re not alone!

It’s always a good idea to remember what’s really important in life, not what’s going on in other people’s lives that they feel the need to post about..

What’s happening to you right now is what you should be focused on, not what’s going on in other’s lives.. Getting that good test grade you need for your class and studying as much as you possibly can is way more important than someone’s new family puppy swimming for the first time.

The swimming puppy will still be there when you are done with your schoolwork. Study first, then watch the cute and adorable golden retriever puppy attempting to swim in a kiddy pool.