How To Use Your Time Online
With Netflix, Instagram, and loads of other sites around the web designed to soak up your free time, most people find it very hard to be truly bored when they have access to the internet – often at their fingertips. There are always new updates to read, apps to try, and videos to watch, giving you a variety of available activities to sink your time into. Of course, though, just because this multitude of options is freely available to you, is it a productive use of your time? Instead, to improve our minds and daily productivity, this post will be exploring some of the alternatives when spending time online. The internet and all capabilities within are abundantly entertaining, why not take full advantage of the positive?
There are zillions of different ways to use the internet productively. Aside from the normal day-to-day work required to keep your life afloat, a large portion of the time spent online can be very enriching. Heck – that’s one reason why you’re reading this blog right now, to learn something (I hope). The world wide web is brimming with opportunities to learn new things, find extra side sources of income, or even making a name for yourself! How to get started you ask? Let’s discuss below three of the best ways to use your time online.
Basic Life Learning: There are a lot of sites out there purely dedicated to sharing information. Whether you’re looking for an exciting recipe (this is one of my favorites, always!) for dinner or a fantastic moving company to get you to a new home, you should always be using blogs (duh!) and other resources to make sure you’re making the right choice. Using this sort of tool to better yourself and learn useful skills is a fantastic way to enrich your online time. Just today I learned how to remove chapstick stains from clothing (left it in my pocket while washing the clothes), such a neat trick to learn!
Hobbies And Interests: Since the dawn of the internet, the range of popular hobbies around the world has skyrocketed. For example: never would I have wanted to paddle board on the lake before seeing it on a blog (it looked so fun!), and now I can’t stop thinking about it! Now that people are able to share their joy with others without having to go to physical clubs or even meet face to face, this sort of space is perfect when you’re getting started on a task, hobby, etc. You’ll be able to ask for help, get inspiration, and even work with other people on the things you love! The best perk.. most of the sites offering these little tidbits are completely free.
Becoming The Teacher: Finally, a lot of people cross the two of the previous options above and teach their skills, creativity, advice, etc. to the vast internet audiences (like yours truly!). Nowadays, anyone can start their own blog using services like Blogger and WordPress – I operate off of WordPress and love it! With a tools like these at your disposal, you’re easily able to transform a personalized website into an online educational portal to write and discuss the things you love most while also learning in the process. Teaching and engaging with others is always a two-fold experience. Often you learn just as much from your audience as they learn from you! Today is undoubtedly the age of the blogger with endless opportunities to turn that hobby into a solid source of income.
Hopefully, with all of this in mind, you’re inspired to explore how you utilize your time spent online and ponder if their is any opportunity to maximize that time!y The average person spends over 10 hours each week on the internet – why not make the most of it? Time is precious, use it wisely!
March 9, 2018 @ 1:51 pm
This is a post that need to go viral, With what you pointed out at least what the web is being used for is productive either to yourself or to other.
March 9, 2018 @ 2:31 pm
This is such a great post. I am definitely starting to move into the “Becoming the teacher” phase as I start to blog more and I’m working on my very first email course!
Tarango Visual Studio
March 9, 2018 @ 2:45 pm
These are some great ideas. I know I spend too much time online. Some of that is for work, but some of it is wasted time.
Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women
March 9, 2018 @ 4:43 pm
Love the points you make here. So many of us get so distracted with some much on the web that our time just fritters away with not much done to advance our real interests. I think it’s a case of getting much more focused about what we look for so that we get the most out of our ‘online’ time.
March 9, 2018 @ 5:23 pm
This is such a beneficial post! This is great and more people need to read this.
March 9, 2018 @ 5:42 pm
I am such an advocate in using the internet to enrich your life! That’s why I created my blog as well…to help women take control of their finances and their futures…and, I believe, pretty much everyone should either have a blog, vlog, podcast, show, etc…There’s an audience for literally everything…from teaching women about money to girly things to puppies to Dragonball Z 😛 So much opportunity that we didn’t have available just 15 short years ago!
March 9, 2018 @ 6:38 pm
This is lovely, Tara! It’s so important to use your time wisely, we can get so overwhelmed easily. I love the tips and also am a huge fan of SUP, so yay, hive-five!
March 9, 2018 @ 6:49 pm
I love the internet for all that it does offer, but you’re right. . . it can be a time suck if you don’t use it wisely! Spending learning info or learning a new hobby is a great way to use it! That reminds me that I had signed up for an online class to learn how to knit! I need to get on that!
March 9, 2018 @ 11:36 pm
I have definitely been making an effort to make more use of the time I spend online to grow my blog. I will utilize some of your tips!
March 10, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Thanks for sharing this post. Very true! I spend 55-60 hours on the internet per week. I love it.
March 10, 2018 @ 12:16 am
Great post! On weekends, usually I won’t go outside and just surf the internet the whole day! Nice tips!
March 10, 2018 @ 1:06 am
I agree whole heartedly that there is a good way and a bad way to spend internet time. I have been looking for free online computer courses. There has to be some, right? With America wanting the people to be more intelligent (and the economy demanding it) someone has to have thought to offer it. Not to mention all the history, etc and useful information. It is really a farm of schooling right at our fingertips.
March 10, 2018 @ 9:11 am
I can’t believe that the average person only spends 10 hours a week on the internet. I am constantly on it. Mostly for work, but a lot more than 10 for personal. I guess I need to pair it down a bit.
March 10, 2018 @ 1:58 pm
This was an awesome post! Great tips and points.
March 10, 2018 @ 2:11 pm
Such a great post! You are so right, we are too consumed with being online so great way to limit and make the most of it.
March 10, 2018 @ 2:11 pm
This is great, it is so easy to become distracted, when I am suppose to be working online. You shared some great advice to stay focused on the task at hand.
March 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
This is a very interesting spin on “too much screen time”. Thanks for posting!
March 10, 2018 @ 3:04 pm
This is a wonderful read! I will definitely be sharing 🙂
March 10, 2018 @ 4:13 pm
To be honest, the internet can be so addictive. It is best to find a way to use it that is productive and serves you, not zap your energy out.
March 10, 2018 @ 5:42 pm
Loved the post, thanks for all the awesome advice, I loved what you wrote for “Becoming The Teacher”, I think that is sooo important and that’s why I have my own blog! sharing knowledge is always good!
Suja aka Sindhuja Kumar
March 10, 2018 @ 5:50 pm
This is an awesome article. Social media can be so overwhelming. Your article is an eyeopener. many should read it. Thanks for sharing.
March 10, 2018 @ 8:02 pm
This is so helpful. The online world can really suck you in and distract you.
March 10, 2018 @ 9:24 pm
Nice post. The internet can suck time away from you. So important to spend time productively and purposefully.
March 10, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
I hate when I get sucked into the random video vortex. The autoplay is my nemisis. I am trying to be more intentional.
March 10, 2018 @ 10:49 pm
I would love to be able to find a way to combine information with hobby in a way that I could help others! We got rid of Netflix about six months ago and it’s one of the best things we’ve ever done. It’s amazing how much more you can accomplish without that distraction constantly available.
March 11, 2018 @ 5:39 am
This was a fantastic post. Time online can become to addictive but so draining too, finding a good way to use your time online it a really great idea.
March 11, 2018 @ 2:29 pm
The internet has literally EVERYTHING you could ever want to learn on it! Loved this!
the sophia diaries
March 11, 2018 @ 3:53 pm
honestly these are great ways to spend time on the internet!! i think a lot of people forget that the internet is a black hole of information and we can learn so much from others! definitely something i need to do!
March 11, 2018 @ 4:19 pm
This is so great! I’ve been trying to get better about managing my time online when I’m there for blogging (and trying to stay focused on the task at hand), and using the internet for more creative things on weekends!
March 11, 2018 @ 11:44 pm
These are great! I personally use the internet to research blog ideas, recipes more. On the days when I have some free time, I like to stream some of my favorite shows online.
March 11, 2018 @ 11:50 pm
I really enjoy your blog and the messages. we should all use the resources online to better ourselves. Thanks for sharing.
Michelle @ And Then We Tried
March 12, 2018 @ 10:01 am
I love searching for design and DIY inspiration online and love to be that resource for others as well! I have learned how to do so many home projects from other helpful bloggers.
March 12, 2018 @ 12:09 pm
What a great post – I love your tips! I think every blogger really should read this!
March 12, 2018 @ 2:19 pm
There are so many things we can do online and it’s definitely time to explore the good part of it!
March 12, 2018 @ 2:28 pm
It is so easy to NOT use your time online wisely! I need to block myself from all online retail sites during my working hours…
Kait Around The Kingdom
March 12, 2018 @ 6:21 pm
Needed this post! It can be tough to stay focused online sometimes.
March 13, 2018 @ 7:25 pm
I struggle with this SO much! I feel like I’m really doing good working and then I’ll get distracted with a random post or survey hahah