By: A. Lotufo
You’ve definitely heard your parents tell you that your phone is the source of all your problems, including your motivation. But what would we notice if we didn’t take this advice for granted?
Every day, phones become are increasingly addicting with their developing technology. And we are in the middle of all of it – we are facing the age of information technology, where phones will basically be a part of our everyday lives forever.
According to the University of North Dakota, cell phones are a regular item in people’s everyday lives but “that attachment can become problematic”. They also say that “FoMO” (fear of missing out), can be related to the motivational factors.
Many people just scroll on TikTok, Instagram and other social medias while hours go by, and their motivation suddenly goes down. Why finish my homework when I can procrastinate and just watch Netflix instead? The more you stay online the more you will want to stay online. So, all you can do is try your best to stay away from your phone (or even add time limits if you want) and try to occupy yourself with different things.
If you’re into reading, this is your sign to start reading that book you wanted. If you’re into drawing, why not take an art class?
The more you stay away from electronic devices, the more your motivation will be boosted. However, balance is essential and over-occupying might lead to burn out. Sometimes all you need is to find a passion and head towards it.