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Assuming you are unable to sustain self control (which is admittedly contrary to how Stack Exchange is designed to work): Some things I do: Adblock the "hot questions" and "related questions" list frames. This is pretty helpful... Log out of Stack Exchange. Voting, answering, commenting, all are time sucks. Disable email notifications for Stack Exchange. ...


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Browsing the internet leads to spiralling activities. Most popular websites are designed to keep you browsing. You may think you'll just watch the cat video, but when it's finished, YouTube shows you nine other cat videos you can watch, and even before you're through the sidebar is full of tantalizing videos selected by the top machine learning algorithms to ...


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I would recommend that you look at "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg if you are able. It contains advice on how habits and willpower work and how to make or break habits. Some tips from the book include: Marking a piece of paper every time you have the urge to act out a bad habit (if you have more than one you could use different symbols for each ...


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A less radical option than deleting your account and easier than improving your self control can be simply leaving the facebook password at home. Choose a password that is impossible for you to remember and leave it at home. That way is impossible for you to check it at work. I would recommend using a password manager (e.g. Keepassx), since keeping ...


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Another option is to use Time Doctor. It is proactive in eliminating these types of distractions. It doesn't really block them but it gives you these warnings. Blocking these sites will only intensify the desire. A little nudge like this can be a good reminder and will eventually build the habit of focus and discipline. I hope that helps you. It was a ...


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I recently threw together a Chrome extension called Inbox When Ready which addresses this exact problem. The extension hides your Gmail inbox by default. All other views remain accessible as normal so you can search your archive or compose messages without getting distracted.


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Consider seeing a psychiatrist for a possible ADHD diagnosis. I'm 29 years old, and I was diagnosed with ADHD about a month ago. I've found I've been a lot happier about things since my diagnosis. Now a few initial caveats: There's the controversy about whether ADHD is even a thing/or is overdiagnosed to simply anybody who has trouble focusing. ...


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Your focus is not strong enough to keep your mind off distractions causing daydreaming. The solution to this is Mindfulness training. It has scientifically been shown to significantly improve the ability to focus on relevant tasks.


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There might be no need for an app. Under Cyanogenmod there's an option to enforce quiet hours, on which your phone won't bother you. It all boils down to wether your phone allows for this or not. Before looking for apps, make sure to check if your phone has the sought feature already built in. In my specific case, the option was under Settings/Sound.



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