Exam death by Facebook

I’m back online and active in the blogger world once again! (Hurrah?) Anyway, it’s been a hectic exam period as per usual, but found that it’s given me an interesting topic to blog about!

Now more than ever, we are constantly connected to the internet, and there are so many ways one can be distracted from studying! From funny memes, to cute cat pictures.. online shopping.. the list really goes on. What I found during my exam period was that I was checking Facebook for new updates every few hours just to find something to do and procrastinate even more. While it’s ok to take a break and go on to check for quick updates..sometimes these quick updates soon turn into 20 or 30 minute sessions that really can affect your studying.

So, here are some tips I have come up with to defeat this habit during exam times.

1) Delete Facebook app on your smartphone

2) Ask someone to put your phone away for you

3) Turn off your phone

4) Get someone to change your password for you

5) Deactivate your Facebook account

6) Continuously visual your goals and stay motivated!

However, a word of caution: side affects such as feelings of disconnectedness, possible increased anxiety and stress and even more procrastination may occur. Hopefully with these tips in mind perhaps we can all do a little better next exam period!

Do you guys have any other tips or thoughts on how to avoid going on facebook during exam time? Please do share 🙂

 

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