Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Because I Suck at Staying on Task

Because my goal for this month is to focus on academics, I've figured out a few ways to increase my productivity to make staying on task a little bit easier

1. Task timers
I have heard a lot about people using apps that kick them off of Facebook if they use it for too long, so I looked into those types of apps and I found a task timer.  It's amazing. *All I did to find this was search the Google Chrome Apps for time management*

You choose how long you want to spend on each thing and it will start a timer for you.  When I started editing that screen cap, I started the timer.  I'm now on the clock! I have to finish all my blog work with in the designated amount of time now which leaves time for other things.  Like many other things though, you have to allow it to work.  Once the time is up, it's up!  I'm also looking into apps on my phone that will do the same thing. 

2.  No Netflix
Like none.  Seriously. Netflix eats up all of my productivity.  If i just don't open it up, I'm fine! I get lots of stuff done, but the second that Netflix window pops up I may as well throw in the towel.  My work for the day is over... I've put up reminders to keep me from even going there! 

3.  Minimal Travis Time...
This is the saddest part.  We are both so busy with school, it's important for both of us to be really focused.  It is really not fun to be so close and have to spend so much time apart, but we have responsibilities that we can't just forget. So I just look at that picture a lot instead of being sad about it. 

How do you keep yourself from getting distracted? Is it hard to stay productive? It can be quite a challenge for me, but I'm sure that these things will help. 

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Jen said...

It's hard sometimes to not get distracted, when it comes to schoolwork I have to work in the dining room so I am not tempted by tv or anything else.

Ashley said...

That timer app thing sounds really cool. I might have to check it out because if not, I will end up spending my whole day on the computer just playing around!

Elizabeth said...

A task timer is exactly what I need! I'm going to have to look into that, because I will just get on Pinterest or whatever time waster and lose all productivity. Thanks!


Katie said...

It totally helped! I even spent less time than I needed to on stuff, but the pressure to get things done really helped!

Katie said...

It's pretty cool, but it doesn't kick you off sites, you just have to be in charge of yourself, but as long as you listen to what it says, you'll be good!

Katie said...

Yeah I tend to go out into my building's common area if I need to focus free from distraction.

MeandMySoldierMan said...

I am SO getting one of those task timers!

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