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Regain Your Attention Span
#1
The Internet, social media, and the smartphone have collectively destroyed people's ability to concentrate for a prolonged period of time.

We are constantly agitated by smartphone vibrations, commercials and other sources of noise. This results in inability to concentrate and destroys your productivity. Multi-tasking is actually a scam. You are better off finishing one task after another instead of trying to fix everything at once.

Below are some tips that can help you recover:

1. Physically stop your Internet connection. (remove the cable, turn off the router...etc.)

Even 30 minutes a day will start to make a noticeable difference.

2. Hard limit the number of open tabs in your browser to the bare minimum. 

3. Stop all notifications on your phone that aren't essential. Turn off the LED indicator too.

4. Schedule time to answer e-mails and text messages. Don't do it during the rest of the day.

5. Try eating without watching TV or Internet movies.

6. Stop YouTube's recommendations and suggestions from showing with the help of a plugin or something.

7. Read more.

8. Watch TV and movies on DVD, VHS, blue-ray...etc.

This is actually counter-intuitive. You hear all the time how the TV is bad for you. It is. But it does not steal your attention span the way the Internet does.
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#2
(01-20-2019, 02:07 PM)TruthSeeker Wrote: The Internet, social media, and  the smartphone have collectively destroyed people's ability to concentrate for a prolonged period of time.

We are constantly agitated by smartphone vibrations, commercials and other sources of noise. This results in inability to concentrate and destroys your productivity. Multi-tasking is actually a scam. You are better off finishing one task after another instead of trying to fix everything at once.

Below are some tips that can help you recover:

1. Physically stop your Internet connection. (remove the cable, turn off the router...etc.)

Even 30 minutes a day will start to make a noticeable difference.

2. Hard limit the number of open tabs in your browser to the bare minimum. 

3. Stop all notifications on your phone that aren't essential. Turn off the LED indicator too.

4. Schedule time to answer e-mails and text messages. Don't do it during the rest of the day.

5. Try eating without watching TV or Internet movies.

6. Stop YouTube's recommendations and suggestions from showing with the help of a plugin or something.

7. Read more.

8. Watch TV and movies on DVD, VHS, blue-ray...etc.

This is actually counter-intuitive. You hear all the time how the TV is bad for you. It is. But it does not steal your attention span the way the Internet does.

Solid advice. As with all behavioral changes in your life though: Start and progress slowly. You probably won't go from an addict to a monk in one week.
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#3
(01-20-2019, 02:07 PM)TruthSeeker Wrote: The Internet, social media, and  the smartphone have collectively destroyed people's ability to concentrate for a prolonged period of time.

We are constantly agitated by smartphone vibrations, commercials and other sources of noise. This results in inability to concentrate and destroys your productivity. Multi-tasking is actually a scam. You are better off finishing one task after another instead of trying to fix everything at once.

Below are some tips that can help you recover:

1. Physically stop your Internet connection. (remove the cable, turn off the router...etc.)

Even 30 minutes a day will start to make a noticeable difference.

2. Hard limit the number of open tabs in your browser to the bare minimum. 

3. Stop all notifications on your phone that aren't essential. Turn off the LED indicator too.

4. Schedule time to answer e-mails and text messages. Don't do it during the rest of the day.

5. Try eating without watching TV or Internet movies.

6. Stop YouTube's recommendations and suggestions from showing with the help of a plugin or something.

7. Read more.

8. Watch TV and movies on DVD, VHS, blue-ray...etc.

This is actually counter-intuitive. You hear all the time how the TV is bad for you. It is. But it does not steal your attention span the way the Internet does.

How about this: 

Quite porn for good. Yes i do mean for good. This includes soft porn like youtube twirking.

Stop masturbation for good. Yes i mean for good. 

If you can't do either, you are a weak man. Never mind the wifi or your phone notifications. Most men will never even accomplish these alone.
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#4
Quitting porn and masturbation is hard for most males because the vast majority of men are not having healthy sex lives. If this was the case "sex" and other sex related topics would not be the top keywords typed in Google year after year.

It's actually easier to quit stuff like video games than masturbation because replacing the habit is easier. You have more control over activities that involve just you.

If most men had real girlfriends (a girl that has sex once a month with you is not your girlfriend), the motivation to deploy porn tactics would be low to non-existent.
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#5
(01-21-2019, 03:52 AM)TruthSeeker Wrote: Quitting porn and masturbation is hard for most males because the vast majority of men are not having healthy sex lives. If this was the case "sex" and other sex related topics would not be the top keywords typed in Google year after year.

It's actually easier to quit stuff like video games than masturbation because replacing the habit is easier. You have more control over activities that involve just you.

If most men had real girlfriends (a girl that has sex once a month with you is not your girlfriend), the motivation to deploy porn tactics would be low to non-existent.

There are many married men still addicted to pornography. Porn is a drug that we have all been taking since we were as young as 10 or so years old. It doesnt stop once you enter a relationship, unless you willfully make it stop.
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#6
"8. Watch TV and movies on DVD, VHS, blue-ray...etc."

I actually now find it very difficult to just watch TV or listen to the radio without also being on my phone.

P.S. VHS? Funnilly, someone showed me an ad the other day of 650 VHS movies for $550
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#7
Most annoying thing about FB these days are sponsored adds in timeline (adblock extension for browsers used to block these, but they change something in a FB code page and it's not working anymore)
I deleted my Twitter account sometime ago, as someone wrote I really don't see the point, never used Instagram nor probably will
I spend too much time on Facebook though - after 2h session you feel drained and depressed but it's like a drug, you are always back to it
As a experiment on some days I tried to use FB only like a less than 1h and difference is very obvious - you really feel more fresh, focused and energized
Social media are poison, they drain the time of your life for nothing and you should ditch them from you life if you could (unless you make money from it or your job depend on it)
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#8
(01-23-2019, 08:58 AM)Navigator Wrote: Most annoying thing about FB these days are sponsored adds in timeline (adblock extension for browsers used to block these, but they change something in a FB code page and it's not working anymore)
I deleted my Twitter account sometime ago, as someone wrote I really don't see the point, never used Instagram nor probably will
I spend too much time on Facebook though - after 2h session you feel drained and depressed but it's like a drug, you are always back to it
As a experiment on some days I tried to use FB only like a less than 1h and difference is very obvious - you really feel more fresh, focused and energized
Social media are poison, they drain the time of your life for nothing and you should ditch them from you life if you could (unless you make money from it or your job depend on it)

The depression comes from seeing people who seemingly have lives better than yours. 

This is the crux of facebook. Everyone is dishonest about the lives they really lead but everyone is competing at the same time with these false online personas.
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#9
(01-23-2019, 01:15 PM)Brett Wrote:
(01-23-2019, 08:58 AM)Navigator Wrote: Most annoying thing about FB these days are sponsored adds in timeline (adblock extension for browsers used to block these, but they change something in a FB code page and it's not working anymore)
I deleted my Twitter account sometime ago, as someone wrote I really don't see the point, never used Instagram nor probably will
I spend too much time on Facebook though - after 2h session you feel drained and depressed but it's like a drug, you are always back to it
As a experiment on some days I tried to use FB only like a less than 1h and difference is very obvious - you really feel more fresh, focused and energized
Social media are poison, they drain the time of your life for nothing and you should ditch them from you life if you could (unless you make money from it or your job depend on it)

The depression comes from seeing people who seemingly have lives better than yours. 

This is the crux of facebook. Everyone is dishonest about the lives they really lead but everyone is competing at the same time with these false online personas.

Sometimes they actually live better lives than you. It's not fake. But even if that's the case, you gain nothing from seeing it. 

What's theirs will not become yours and vice versa. That kinda of comparison is rarely motivating. More often than not, it's actually heavily demotivating. One of the reasons why I have blocked many people from high school. If they are not in my life, and I am not in theirs, there is absolutely no reason to keep an online relationship going.
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#10
(01-23-2019, 01:43 PM)TruthSeeker Wrote:
(01-23-2019, 01:15 PM)Brett Wrote:
(01-23-2019, 08:58 AM)Navigator Wrote: Most annoying thing about FB these days are sponsored adds in timeline (adblock extension for browsers used to block these, but they change something in a FB code page and it's not working anymore)
I deleted my Twitter account sometime ago, as someone wrote I really don't see the point, never used Instagram nor probably will
I spend too much time on Facebook though - after 2h session you feel drained and depressed but it's like a drug, you are always back to it
As a experiment on some days I tried to use FB only like a less than 1h and difference is very obvious - you really feel more fresh, focused and energized
Social media are poison, they drain the time of your life for nothing and you should ditch them from you life if you could (unless you make money from it or your job depend on it)

The depression comes from seeing people who seemingly have lives better than yours. 

This is the crux of facebook. Everyone is dishonest about the lives they really lead but everyone is competing at the same time with these false online personas.

Sometimes they actually live better lives than you. It's not fake. But even if that's the case, you gain nothing from seeing it. 

What's theirs will not become yours and vice versa. That kinda of comparison is rarely motivating. More often than not, it's actually heavily demotivating. One of the reasons why I have blocked many people from high school. If they are not in my life, and I am not in theirs, there is absolutely no reason to keep an online relationship going.

By all means keep using facebook.
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