For many people, the Internet’s countless web sites, viral videos and other distractions just can’t be overlooked, despite important goals to meet. To that end, WebWorkerDaily outlines some tips for getting compulsive web surfing under control.
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WWD rolls out a five-point plan, one they claim is needed to eliminate the gap between what you think are your biggest time wasters from your actual time wasters. The distinction is an important one because, without accurate data, any other efforts to cut down on your web wandering will probably be unsuccessful.
The plan starts with a simple pen-and-paper audit to identify where your attention goes (aside from, you know, this site). They also suggest setting up visible reminders, like a sticky note with an arrow that points to the screen and the words, “Is this really what you want to be doing right now?”
Once you’ve got the first step down, the full five-point plan helps you figure out why you engage in such behaviour and offers ways to kick the compulsive surfing habit. If you need more help, take a look at previously mentioned time-sink eliminators KeepMeOut and Freedom, then come and share your compulsive web surfing habits and any proposed solutions below.
How to Eliminate Compulsive Internet Fiddling [WebWorkerDaily]