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Internet Time Management: How to Stop Wasting Time Online

The internet can easily eat away our free time. Learn how to avoid it.
Woman sleeping on her laptop.

With the world at your fingertips, it seems that there is not enough time to explore the Internet, but you need Internet time management to get things done daily. You may not realize it, but time spent using the Internet is usually just wasted time, making you unproductive and resulting in delayed output or nothing done at all. Read on to make some changes to stop wasting time online.

Define Your Need

Ask yourself why you are using the Internet. If you are using it for work, like doing research, making reports, performing write ups or writing articles, then Internet use is essential. But, if you are in front of the computer just keeping yourself updated with the latest news on social networking or online gaming, then you are just wasting your time and should rethink your daily activities.

Focus on Your Need

Before sitting in front of your computer or laptop, make a schedule of your Internet time or better yet your daily activity schedule. With this schedule, you know how much time you need to use the Internet. Focusing on the things you need to do before doing them gives you the motivation to finish your tasks on time. This way you reduce the time wasted on Internet usage that is not necessary.

Limit Guilt Free Internet Use

Now you have decided to revamp your internet usage to needs only, but it doesn't mean that you can't use the Internet for your own entertainment. Spare yourself some time out of the day to do it. Thirty minutes will do just for that. Buy a stopwatch or alarm clock if you need to. Divide your time from the different sites you like to browse. You don't even have to read the latest news; chances are, if its top news it will always be talked about everywhere and for sure you can catch that news from somebody.

Schedule Other Activities Offline

If you are getting ahead and not wasting time in front of the computer, it does not mean that you have an excuse to sit in front of the television. Stop wasting your time looking at other people's lives unfolding, but do start to make a name for yourself. If you have the resources, get yourself into a class that you like, cooking or the arts. If not, start a new hobby like running for causes or the like. People nowadays are becoming health buffs; maybe it will work for you too. Get socially involved as well.

Internet is an essential tool for most people today but somehow there are still those who do not realize that they are wasting time using it. Managing Internet time usage is a great help to your lifestyle not just by helping you become more effective in your daily life but it can also improve your productivity as a whole. With Internet time management, you can make yourself be more focused on the important aspects of life.

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