Can one notification waste time?
Do you ever have the urge to be on social media while you are dealing with boredom? Or did you even know that Wallece, Kelly. "Teens Spend 9 Hours a Day Using Media." (n.d.): n. pag. Web. stated teens spend more 9 hours a day using the internet and Telegraph.co.uk. "Teenagers 'spend an Average of 31 Hours Online." (n.d.): n. pag. Web. stated teens spend 31 hours on technology in a week. I one of those victims also had experienced one of those days where you are doing your homework and see a notification appear on my phone.
The reason why it is a problem is because social media causes time to fly by and before you know it the clock says 11:00 when you received the notification around 6:00! This might not sound like a big deal but it is really a problem! That one notification causes me to finish my homework late. leading to me not having enough sleep that i need for tomorrow. Then after that i'm too tired for the next day because of me being on my phone for too long. This is a domino effect that has been happening from one notification to being tired the next day.
But that doesn't mean there's a solution!
The solution is that when you get home turn your notifications off in the settings menu. Next you put your phone in an area that does not cause any distractions like inside a drawer or a cabinet. After I tried this experiment I got a lot of homework done, plus the rest of the free time I can spend! I think you should try this experiment because you finish your errands quickly and also get a larger amount of sleep.