This is related to a previous question, but I'm hoping to get more thoughts and throw in more context for my question.
I have one primary computer. It's got my big monitor and my nice keyboard, etc. I use this computer to do productive things (personal finances, church work, research, development, and so on), and I also use it for video games, Netflix, and other entertainment.
A struggle I've noticed recently is that once I've got various programs open for the "Play" context, it's very difficult for me to re-route my brain to the "Work" context when I'm sitting in the same chair, looking at the same screen, and typing on the same keyboard.
There are a number of factors that I think can help, but I haven't done much experimenting.
So here's the question:
When using the same desk and computer for both productivity and leisure activities, what changes would help switch between tasks?
I'm especially interested in answers relating to:
- Desktop environment (on screen)
- Desktop environment (actual desk)
- Web Browser