If you are looking to break your google habit then you are in good company. Google has run my life for the past few years.
But now I can boldly say that I’ve found the tips that are really working to break this habit. I’ll get onto them immediately.
- Tip #1: Trust your own instinct
You might be struggling to break your google habit because you’ve completely abandoned your own instinct.
Now with the internet, people have taken it to do everything for them and they’ve completely forgotten how to listen to their gut. Trust the natural mechanisms God has endowed you with so you can break your Google habit.
You no longer have to struggle with healthy eating if you learn to listen to your body. Check out my post on how to listen to your body.
Don’t google, ‘when should I eat?’ Instead, eat when you are hungry and stop when you feel full. You don’t need google for that.
- Tip #2: Step away from your screen
Sometimes that’s all it takes to break your google habit. I realize I tend to google things a lot when I’m in front of my computer.
You can’t google if you are not in front of your computer, or your phone. So step away from the screen to break your google habit and give your eyes a rest.
- Tip #3: Talk to people
I mean real people, not google. Face to face conversations are the best. Even making a phone call to ask a friend or a relative something is far better than googling.
If you feel like you can’t face people or start a conversation with them, then I suggest you read my post on 12 easy tips to become a good conversationalist.
Also read 12 easy tips to make friends easily.
It might be that you are scared of talking to people because you’ve chosen to keep away and be on your computer or phone instead.
Talking to people will give you more satisfaction than spending all your time in front of the screen. It will give you a wide range of people to choose from for your conversations and for sharing your life with.
Remember that a simple healthy lifestyle requires healthy relationships.
- Tip #4: Read print books
Print books are a great tool to use of you want to break your google habit. There isn’t any answer you can’t find in a book.
So, get into the habit of reading actual books. Go to your local library and read a print book. I find print books to engage you better than audio or ebooks.
But even with books, you have to be careful what you read because you don’t want to end up subjecting yourself to the same thing you subject yourself to when you google.
My post on are you aware of what you read? will be very helpful to you.
- Tip #5: Be productive with your time
You might struggle to break your google habit if you have ample free time on your hands. It makes sense, because with nothing to do, you can’t help but google everything.
Now, make it a point to be engaged throughout your day. That doesn’t have to mean working from morning to evening. You can be productive in your leisure time too by making the most of your leisure time and being present.
If you are strict about being productive, you’ll definitely break your google habit.
I recommend my post on 8 effective but simple strategies to be productive.
- Tip #6: Cultivate self-reliance
I realize that it can be difficult to break your google habit if you are too dependent on other people for your everyday answers.
You feel like you must ask questions before you do anything. You are not self-reliant enough to actually make decisions on your own.
I suggest you step away from that dependence by cultivating self-knowledge. Spend time alone and learn about yourself.
This way you’ll learn to enjoy hearing other people’s opinions without being entirely reliant on them and knowing the final decision lies solely with you.
Read my post on 6 useful tips to know yourself better.
Read my other post on do you have the guts to live life on your own terms?
- Tip #7: Be the one to offer some advice
This might just help you break your google habit because now instead of rushing to get the advice of google, you are offering advice instead.
Be that go-to person for others when they need advice. Give it from the heart. Be genuine and humble in your approach to others’ questions. God will bless you with more wisdom to impart to others.
- Tip #8: Cultivate spontaneity
Are you the kind of person who googles the weather for the following five days even though you have nowhere to go and you work indoors?
Then you need to start cultivating some spontaneity so you can break from your google habit.
Even if you have to go somewhere, you don’t have to worry about the weather. People have been traveling long before they could check the weather on google. Let nature take its own course in such matters.
The final word
It’s really not that hard to break your google habit. With determination and patience, you can and you will succeed in doing so. Don’t let the internet take over your own God-given ability to think. Use what God has given you and don’t let it go to waste.
Thank you for reading this post. Do you also need to break your google habit? Have you succeeded? Please let us know how.
Even if you are still trying to break your google habit, let us know what has been working for you so far, and what hasn’t.