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Be More Productive Closing Facebook Account

By on Apr 25, 2011 | 9 comments

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I know it’s not very easy to close your Facebook account. If you attempt to close your Facebook account, they’ll tell you they are making it inactive for 6 months so that in case you change your mind, you have a chance to come back to the site. And you will go back to Facebook because of peer pressure and then waste all your time checking out photos of your friend standing in front of Niagara falls or cutting birthday cake.

However, there are few who want to do something different in life. Following are my tips for those who have a purpose in life, want to achieve something and be a better human –

1. Close Facebook Account:

Facebook & Twitter are biggest time killers. Knowingly or unknowingly you are wasting your precious (since you want to achieve something – time is important to you) time getting unwanted updates on Facebook. Close your facebook account and spend some more time on the things you SHOULD do. If you want to relax – learn to play a musical instrument or listen to nice music. If you want update from friend’s life – give them a phone call.

2. Improve your computer productivity:

I figured out that if you close all other windows and only focus on the task you wish to do – you will complete the task in 70% less time. Try it. This means, you will have to close all those chat windows and youtube pages on your browser that are diverting your attention. You’ll become more productive and feel better about your own work.

3. Avoid Multi-Tasking:

Let’s accept this: Humans aren’t made for multi-tasking. All the multi-tasking we can do is already taken care by our brain (it listens, sees, thinks, senses an itch on your back, senses temperature etc.) Let’s not overload the brain doing multiple tasks. Instead, focus on one task and do it. Only try to do multiple tasks when none of them is very important.

I hope this will help.



9 Comments

  1. Anon

    April 30, 2011

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    I don’t agree to you that Twitter is biggest time killer. I mean it varies, from user to user and to whom you are following. I have a twitter account and I follow many of the greatest contributors in Computer Science field and I find their tweets very helpful. Personally, I find it very assuming when I see many of colleagues and friends following people from Bollywood fraternity. I mean come on , if SRK is having lunch at some xyz place how does that matters to me !!!!!!!!

  2. Deepika Bansal

    April 30, 2011

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    Hello Mr. Big K.
    About your 2nd and 3rd regarding multi-tasking is really very true. Even if there are so many tasks to be done, instead of doing them together, we should do them by one by to increase our efficiency and to cut down the time required.
    But most of the people consider multi-tasking as one sign of being efficient and end up with a mess.

  3. durga

    May 4, 2011

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    its ironic that I ‘like’ a post suggesting closure of FB account ūüėõ , ‘like’ in this blog is FB ‘like’

  4. Sapna

    May 14, 2011

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    Not just FB and Twitter, most people consider TV, Internet, Movies, Music and a dozen other things unnecessary. Lets try to figure out how to use these tools better than go the Taliban way of banning everything from our lives…

  5. Alamelu

    May 21, 2011

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    Hi,

    I agree to the comments regarding multi tasking and by chance, Readers’ digest edition also has a similar detailed analysis on multi-tasking not so meant for the human brian..

    ~Alamelu

  6. Chiz

    June 4, 2011

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    Fb and twitter are time killers to those who do not know what they want in life. Fb and other friendly sites help alot in a way,it takes time to make a step but what matters is the value of the step,so fb and rest are time killers quite alright but might not be time wasters.

  7. Mike

    June 19, 2011

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    They are not time killers, use them in much productive way. This the great way to be attached to the world and be updated with latest trend in various fields, it can be computer, architecture design or anything else, attach yourself to appropriate groups in Facebook or Twitter to get the latest news about your interest to help you excel in your career. If you wont be updated, you wont succeed. 

    • The Big K

      June 19, 2011

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      Yeah, I’ve nothing against the platform. But what do most of the people use it for? Killing time! That’s what I’m saying.

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