Have you ever spent too much time on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest when you should have been editing, answering emails, or getting other work done on the computer?? Yeah, me too! I am so guilty of sitting down to get busy and think “I’ll just check Facebook for just a minute.” 30 minutes later I have spent the whole time on some social media site and got zero work done. Bummer!!
I was able to attend Bloggy Boot Camp this weekend in Chicago. It was amazing! Seriously, amazing!! Tiffany and Francesca put together such an outstanding conference that I actually cried when I was thanking them. Yup, I cried. Besides a ton of useful and concrete information that was shared one of the speakers, Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary, talked about ways to find balance. She mentioned this amazing app you can install on your computer and I just have to tell you about it.
Freedom app – When you need to sit down and edit and remove all the distractions that the Internet brings, turn on your Freedom app. Basically you tell the application how long you want it to keep you off the internet. I realize this may sound silly to some of you with self control but I do not have it! Ha! I would start with 30-45 minutes. Maybe you need to make sure you don’t hop on so you can give your kiddos your undivided attention or like I said, edit some pictures. Either way, this temporarily prevents you from getting on the Internet. If for some reason you need to override it you can enter a password and get back on.
Anti-Social app – This is the one I have used almost daily since getting back. Since I often need to be online to type posts or answer emails, I do need something to keep me off Facebook. You can activate this app so it keeps you off social media so you can get other work done on the Internet. This truly works.
I don’t know if it is psychological or what but I fill a million times more productive when I know I can’t check social media even if I wanted to :)
So next time you need to get some work done, edit images, or just get away from the computer consider getting one of these apps to help you achieve what you want. There is a small fee and I am not being paid or get any money for this post. I just honestly wanted to share this fantastic app that can hopefully help you to be more productive!
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What tricks do you use to get your work done?