ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Tips to Avoid Wasting Time on Facebook

Updated on March 5, 2016
log on Facebook.
log on Facebook. | Source

Apart from the connection power of this social network, it carries many drawbacks that are stealing much time from our daily life. Instead of hanging out expanding acquaintances, people tend to go online and communicate through screen and non-human facilities. Are you determined to get yourselves out of this addiction and manage a better daily schedule? It’s time to take following tips as references.

1. Log out on your mobile devices

People tend to check up their Facebook notifications on their cell phones and tablets after using it on their personal computers at the workplace. Going offline on other devices will hinder you from seeing new notifications on your mobile when you go online for just simply reading newspaper at home. One more powerful thing is you should set up a long password so that you feel less motivated to type your account name and password when you want to log on another new device. Also, do not forget to uncheck “Remember password” as being asked by the system. This is a tiny tip but very useful in reducing times you want to log on Facebook.

2. Turn off chat box

Just imagine when you are about to go offline, your buddies pop in new messages. You read them, ”Seen” icon appears and you have to answer them immediately without delay. You say to yourself “Oh, just saying some greetings and I’ll log out”. But the story goes on and when you recognize the time, it already takes you a few more hours. When you turn off chat, you cannot see anyone who is available, your intention for talking is less, and no one will send you messages, or you can reply later in case you are not having time for chatting.

3. Remove the function of sending messages of new notifications to your email

Now you use your email to check up your work every minute and new message alerts from Facebook will distract you from your current concentration. Many of them are not related to you such as invitation for a new game or a stranger has tagged you in an advertising post. However, your temptation and curiosity for checking up new feeds appear and you are induced to log on Facebook to see what is happening. And you know what, you will waste another few minutes. You will definitely do it a couple of times in a day, and you may not be aware of how much valuable time you sacrifice for Facebook.

Remove the function of sending messages of new notifications to your email
Remove the function of sending messages of new notifications to your email | Source

4. Self-control

One of the reasons for most people posting on Facebook is to express their thoughts and release their emotions. Instead of going on Facebook to complain about someone nobody can guess who he is, find one buddy or a person you trust to talk to. You can tell them your problem, they will listen to you and give you practical solutions. Your negative feeling is alleviated, and you will feel much better. This is also a good way to tighten your relationship in real life.

The second suggestion is that consider other substitute tools for Facebook before you want to log on it. If you want to update social information, you can go to online newspaper’s sites to read news instead of logging on Facebook. If you want to chat with your friend living outside, use other apps like Skype.

And the last thing: if you think that you will impress others by posting your status on Facebook, you are deadly wrong. They even do not have enough time to care about their own problems and issues, let alone yours.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)