Is social Media a great distractions to the Nigerian students ?

Social media is rapidly becoming a major routine in our day-to-day activities, it consumes our time and for most youths, their lives just revolves around it. There are however many social media networks available to us these days such as Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp, and addiction to these social media platforms are growing by the day. Even adults are becoming victims of this so called “addiction”. The question now is how can we curb the amount of time we dedicate to social media, especially when it’s not for a good cause and doesn’t put money in your pocket.  

1. REFLECT & REVIEW; Now, think back to few years ago before the advent of Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter and the likes. Reflect on what used to occupy your time before and start doing it again (obviously, positive things). For example, I used to read novels a lot before but these days I have realized that I don’t read anymore and that’s because I am always on my phone looking at what people are doing with their lives instead of making mine better.

2. PRIORITIZE; no one is saying stay away from your phone or don’t be on any social media platform, you just need to prioritize and know what comes first. We can all attest to the fact that social media makes us procrastinate a lot. When you tell yourself “let me quickly load this snap and do amebo”, before you know it, you are on the phone with your friend, talking about what you saw on someone’s snapchat or instagram page and boom! three hours gone.

  1. 3. REWARD YOURSELF; let the time you spend on social media be a rewarding factor. Let’s say, you’ve just concluded a deadline or achieved something great that day, reward yourself by hanging out on social media.
  2. 4. PRODUCTIVITY: Life has a beautiful way of balancing things out. A strong positive can be drawn from almost anything we perceive to be negative and vice versa. I am not saying social media is negative, but then it can be if we don’t use it responsibly. The trick is to remember that Social media can be used for a world of good; I can’t even start listing half here! Whatever you do, make sure you engage in a positive endeavor. Social media is such a powerful tool that many have earned a mouth-watering income by engaging productively on these platforms that many simply fail to see the hidden potentials of.

CampusTrybe Team

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