re: How do you limit or avoid procrastination? VIEW POST

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I recently removed all social media from my phone and blocked it on my desktop. It forces me to get to work, or get away from my PC. That + a Trello list of all the things I need to do, turned into tiny tasks that all take less than an hour, makes it much easier to get to work when I need to

 

I recently removed all social media from my phone and blocked it on my desktop.

Does that mean no social media anywhere, period?

 

I check all of them once a day for a total of 5 minutes.

Is it correct to consider dev.to as social media for developers? In this case 5 minutes a day are not enough to be an active member 😀

Nah, I see Dev as research and networking, so that's not included. It is however limited to 1 hour a day on work days (when I'm not writing)

 

I didn't delete them from my phone, but I did disable all notifications. I found that the social networks weren't the problem, it was their constant nagging to check them.

I've found now that I only check my social media a couple of times a day, usually during lunch and after work.

 

Oh... I should turn off Whatsapp notifications, really that app just drives me crazy and makes me lose time like a champ.

 

On this note: I totally removed social media. I've found much more time to study and learn and practice but...I've also learned to create or find new distractions as well xD

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