Did you ever wake up with a social media hangover? You know the feeling that you get when you stayed up way too late, pinning, posting, liking, and sharing. What did those activities do to your productivity the next day? We all know how easy it is to get pulled in deeper and deeper, and what you thought would be a five minute quick “check-in” can turn into a several hour adventure and…and like the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland you will find yourself chanting…I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date!
It is easy to understand, that after a late night on your tablet, smart phone or laptop that you are going to feel sluggish, cranky and unmotivated. You might even feel guilty and somewhat angry with yourself for getting into this situation.
So what to do?
Get some tools ready to help you. Try the Time timer®, the timer on your phone, and egg timer, an alarm clock, or whatever tool will alert you when the time you planned is up.
It is important to remember that our brains crave new and novel things. Some like to call it, “shiny object syndrome”, you see something new and you just have to look at it. The online experience feeds that need for something new very well, which makes it very hard if not impossible to turn away.
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I wish you a productive day!