If you’re like me sometimes you have a lot going on in your life and often struggle to keep up. Other times, when life slows down and the urgency fades, you can struggle to avoid all the distractions of life.
Here are a few apps which help me.
Self Control – Block the Internet Distractions
Like most people under the age of 35, I’m addicted to the internet. I am absolutely one of those people who will go on hour long Wikipedia binges. The world of blogs are even worse. The sidebar always seems to advertise some list of 25 things which really aren’t important (or interesting), but in the moment somehow draw me in every time. I don’t spend hours surfing Facebook, but I do feel compelled to check it constantly.
ENTER SELF CONTROL!
It’s a free app for Macs where you can block access to a list of websites of your choice for a selected amount of time. Until the timer runs out, you will not be able to access those webpages, even if you reboot or delete the app itself.
Whenever I need to lock down and get something down, I turn on SELF CONTROL.
There are comparable free apps for PCs as well. There are also alternatives to SELF CONTROL for Macs.