Ever feel like you are getting lost on certain websites and before you know it, hours have passed and you haven’t done anything productive?
I searched for a solution today and I found it in a little piece of software named StopDistractions. It cost $9.99, but it is so worth it. I got more accomplished today that I could have imagined.
StopDistractions comes with a predefined list of websites that people have trouble with – like Facebook or Twitter. If you buy the paid version, you can add websites or remove any on the list – including your email client website such as Gmail.
When you are ready to get working, you just start the software and StopDistractions block you from the website for any length of time you wish.At the end of the time period, it tells you that you deserve a break. If you don’t want one, you can just start it again by typing in the length of time you wish it to keep you away from those websites.
The neat thing about this tool is that it isn’t browser specific. You can’t get at the website until the time period is over.
StopDistractions has completely solved my problem.
Have you discovered any tricks that help stop you from wasting too much time on the Internet? I’d love to hear about them.