Stop Surfing the Internet Now

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How much time do you spend checking Facebook, sending and reading Tweets, and buying things you don’t need online? If the answer is “too much,” try these two ways to battle your internet addiction:

  • Eliminate temptation. Choose specific times each day when you’ll turn off all technology. Mornings are ideal, when you’re likely to have more energy to get challenging tasks done.
  • Carry a notebook. Write down ideas that come to you, things you want Google or emails and Tweets you want to send. Keep this running list rather than opening your browser whenever an idea strikes you. Later, at a designated time, you can knock several things off at once.

Adapted from “Battling Your Online Addiction” by Tony Schwartz.

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