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    Hey!

    I'm a student in year 13, hoping to get into university for 2017 entry. The purpose of this thread is for assistance and opinions on whether I should get rid of all my social media (Facebook, Tumblr, Snapchat, Instagram) so i can become less addicted and spend less time on it, and focus more on my studies. Has anyone else does this and believe it was a positive or know anyone else?

    Thank you


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    You'll definitely have more focus. Imagine all the wasted time you've spent on social media when you could have been learning something.
    The only reason to post anything on social media is for attention, plain and simple. Messaging/chatting is fine, but actively posting things on facebook and instagram is a massive waste of time.
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    (Original post by bhfn)
    Hey!

    I'm a student in year 13, hoping to get into university for 2017 entry. The purpose of this thread is for assistance and opinions on whether I should get rid of all my social media (Facebook, Tumblr, Snapchat, Instagram) so i can become less addicted and spend less time on it, and focus more on my studies. Has anyone else does this and believe it was a positive or know anyone else?

    Thank you


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    I doubt it would make a difference cause it depends on how determined you are!

    You can study constantly..

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    (Original post by Luneth)
    You'll definitely have more focus. Imagine all the wasted time you've spent on social media when you could have been learning something.
    The only reason to post anything on social media is for attention, plain and simple. Messaging/chatting is fine, but actively posting things on facebook and instagram is a massive waste of time.
    This is exactly what I was thinking, hmm yeah.


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    (Original post by Habina786xx)
    I doubt it would make a difference cause it depends on how determined you are!

    You can study constantly..

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    I could, but I easily get distracted, if i was to receive a notification my mind was just be completely off work and cause me to procrastinate. I believe I should, either way, there shouldn't really be a loss?


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    (Original post by bhfn)
    Hey!

    I'm a student in year 13, hoping to get into university for 2017 entry. The purpose of this thread is for assistance and opinions on whether I should get rid of all my social media (Facebook, Tumblr, Snapchat, Instagram) so i can become less addicted and spend less time on it, and focus more on my studies. Has anyone else does this and believe it was a positive or know anyone else?

    Thank you


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    You can, but it probably won't be very effective. FaceBook for example has a 4 week period I think where you can automatically log in again and reactivate your account. And even if you manage to withstand that duration, it doesn't take long to or much effort to make a new one.

    Just control your social media usage.
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    Go for it
    I'm doing it too...
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    (Original post by bhfn)
    I could, but I easily get distracted, if i was to receive a notification my mind was just be completely off work and cause me to procrastinate. I believe I should, either way, there shouldn't really be a loss?


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    Why dont you just switch off your notifications and give yourself set times to check your phone? Ive tried both (deleting everything, and just turning off notifications) and turning off notifications is definitely the best thing to do - this way you're still mainly focused on your studies, but then during breaks you still have stuff to do and its a stress relief (instead of having no apps to go to) ygm.

    Hope that helped aha but defo just turn of notifications
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    (Original post by greys-anatomy)
    Why dont you just switch off your notifications and give yourself set times to check your phone? Ive tried both (deleting everything, and just turning off notifications) and turning off notifications is definitely the best thing to do - this way you're still mainly focused on your studies, but then during breaks you still have stuff to do and its a stress relief (instead of having no apps to go to) ygm.

    Hope that helped aha but defo just turn of notifications
    yeah i do get it, but lmao they've been removed already so yeah, thanks though!


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    Honestly, it will be one of the most liberating things you've ever done! #Moooose
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    (Original post by bhfn)
    Hey!

    I'm a student in year 13, hoping to get into university for 2017 entry. The purpose of this thread is for assistance and opinions on whether I should get rid of all my social media (Facebook, Tumblr, Snapchat, Instagram) so i can become less addicted and spend less time on it, and focus more on my studies. Has anyone else does this and believe it was a positive or know anyone else?

    Thank you


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    I'm surprised to see you use tumblr, not many do. But good luck with that:awesome:

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    I thought about doing the same thing, but I think it's easier to just use apps like Cold Turkey(pc) or FocusNow(iPhone) that restrict your usage. You could always use distraction to your advantage with spaced repetition- but whatever suits you is best!
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    I have mostly but apparently from what i've heard alot of university societies and other things are usually discussed on facebook so maybe only keep that?
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    (Original post by retro_turtles)
    I have mostly but apparently from what i've heard alot of university societies and other things are usually discussed on facebook so maybe only keep that?
    yeah, i was only planning to not use/have social media until my last exam was done - around end of June.


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    I usually just put my phone on flight mode when I study and switch my laptop off.
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    (Original post by bhfn)
    yeah, i was only planning to not use/have social media until my last exam was done - around end of June.


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    Oh right fair enough
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    I will be in year 13 too and I decided to limit myself on social platforms, however sometimes i find facebook useful as I am informed about what's happening around me.
    Just try to limit yourself

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    (Original post by byaakun)
    I'm surprised to see you use tumblr, not many do. But good luck with that:awesome:

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    tumblr was my life


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    You don't need to delete your accounts lest you be tempted to create new ones all over again. I recommend you change your passwords to something you cannot ever remember and have it e-mailed to you by someone or by a service/script after a few months. That way you can have more peace-of-mind that you'll have access to the accounts at a later date and not have so much of a desire to create new ones again.

    Also, TSR could be a distraction from your studies too, for me I spend more time on TSR than I ever have on Facebook, it's ALL YOUR FAULT!
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    (Original post by Trevish)
    I will be in year 13 too and I decided to limit myself on social platforms, however sometimes i find facebook useful as I am informed about what's happening around me.

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    Like what? I'm curious to know what's happening around you too!
 
 
 
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