Last week we gave you a few ideas for what to do when you're internet's out, but you shouldn't have to wait until your connection dies before taking advantage of the distraction-free time unplugged.
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Stepcase Lifehack discusses the difficulties involved when an internet distraction binge is just a few clicks away—"Child labour laws aside, it's sort of like asking a six year old to work in a toy store." Instead of waiting for those times when you're forced to do something internet-free, the author suggests several times during the workday when you can and maybe should unplug from the internet to get more done. For example:
Start the Day Offline An important tip: start the day with your offline list. Do not start the day with your online list, ever, if you can help it.
For the same reason you don't check facts while writing (that is, the risk of rabbit-holing), you want to delay going online as much as possible or you just might not get to those other offline items on your task list. If you tackle offline tasks first, even if you do get distracted when you go online, at least you managed to get a considerable amount of work done first.
Let's hear when you unplug to get things done in the comments.
Know When to Unplug From the Internet [Stepcase Lifehack]