7 Ways to Cut down the Time You Spend Online ...

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Let’s just cut to the chase.

Many of us will admit we spend far too much time online.

It’s a rare person these days who exists without technology.

And we know how easier it has made, well, just about everything.

But it is also addictive.

It has made some of us into social lepers, being unable to communicate in words of more than one syllable, not being able to make a decision without asking an app for advice first.

Ok – so that’s the extreme but if you’re conscious of spending too much time online and you want to cut down – without the need to just shut it all off – here are some ways.

1. Don't Just Browse for Browsing's Sake

One way to cut down time spent online is to avoid the common pattern of turning on the computer or laptop to just browse.

Of course, you want to unwind after you come back from school or work, but don't just sit on your computer and start browsing aimlessly.

Be sure to begin with purpose and understand that this habit is only a waste of time.

2. Don't Feel Bad about Not Reading All Your Emails

With the digital avalanche of blog posts, emails, and web content in front of you, it's fine if you cannot catch up with all.

Remember, the important info will always rise to the top, so the best thing is to read what you can in a reasonable amount of time.

Stop worrying about the rest;

in fact, in today's 'spammy' digital world, that 'Delete' button is your best friend.

3. Learn to Set Time Limits

One of the simplest ways to cut down the time spent online is to set time limits the moment you turn on your computer.

Move in a systematic way – try to set a frequency for leaving comments on blog posts, writing posts, reading blogs, and performing other tasks.

Learn 'Time Boxing', a technique that involves allocating a fixed time to each planned activity.

Learn to ignore your email, blog, or Twitter until those pre-set times.

Just be sure to sort and prioritize what is of urgent nature and what is not.

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