Self-Affirmations for People who Get Distracted with Social Media
Let’s focus on what we can get done when we delay or ignore social media time
A study by the University of California in Irvine found that it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get yourself back on track after being interrupted. And nowadays, social media access is one of those things that can interrupt us from getting more done.
We don’t have to be stuck using social media and procrastinating on other more important things. Self-affirmations are positive phrases we tell ourselves to focus on the positive. I’m hoping the picture above will help me share with you about a brief lesson I learned of seeing the power of saying self-affirmations to ourselves as putting moisturizer on our face. I understand not everyone likes to wear moisturizer on their face. Some people don’t consider it necessary.
But before you throw rocks at me for this analogy, I want you to take a look at the purpose of a moisturizer. Its purpose is to nourish our skin when it is dry and also to prevent dryness and wrinkles (depending on the type of moisturizer you use).
Self-affirmations have proven to work very well for our minds to focus on a positive outcome or a positive aspect of ourselves. We sometimes might think we don’t really need self-affirmations to overcome social media distractions but once we start using them, we will notice the difference it can make to make our days more productive. And similarly, when we compare the self-affirmations with moisturizer, we can notice that when we finally use the moisturizer, that’s when we realize how helpful it is. However, when we forget about the benefits of a moisturizer, we usually tend to forget to use it if it’s out of sight.
So hopefully using the moisturizer analogy can help introduce the following examples of self-affirmations I have used that you can also use to stay away from social media when you need to work on something meaningful to you.
1. There is nothing else that needs my time and attention right now
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