News Feeds & Notifications
Turn off notifications
This helps prevent social media stealing your attention when you want to be focused.
Close the tabs
Dont have social media open
Remove the apps
I only do this for when it is becoming a real problem. I only install the facebook app once every few months for a few hours when I need features the browser version does not offer.
This post has me thinking about a device called Time Chi made a friend of mine by Sean Greenhalgh. A button that helps you focus by blocking all digital distractions and physical interruptions. Its built around the idea of Timeboxing, the act of allocating fixed time-frames to tasks
Through timeboxing, large complex tasks are broken down into smaller, more manageable ones. The fixed time-frame also helps curb procrastination, and getting lost down a rabbit hole on a single task.
"Blocking Digital Distractions That Make You Unproductive
Instagram. Facebook. YouTube. Twitter. Buzzfeed. Netflix…"
I just ordered one! Check out his Indiegogo, currently 1310% ending on 8th of August.