March 15, 2021
Hmm I should really try to come with with a title or something, these dates could get boring. Well…
My Journey to Focus
Lately, I’ve been addicted to checking my investments in the stock market, watching youtube, and reading social media. I know it’s addicting. I know it’s bad for me. I know it’s exactly what these companies want. Something has to give here. I refuse to be sucked in any longer. So what did I do about it?
I’ve been using some extensions on chrome to help out. The Intentions extensions is one of my favorites. After I reflexively type in the distracting site and hit enter, this makes me set a time limit for myself or close out the tab immediately. If it’s a productive goal I’ll have to write out exactly what I’m doing. Having those extra moments to resist the temptations of the internet has been a huge help. So far, it’s stopped my browsing momentum dead in it’s tracks. You know… The moments where you browse for hours and when you’re done you don’t even remember what you did.
Things I did today before noon:
- Added some things into my weekly todoist
- Did a Focusmate session for an hour to transfer my email. God google is so integrated with everything that it’s a nightmare to switch accounts. I don’t even know why I started to use that school email when I knew they were going to take it away. Lesson learned.
- I watched my investments move up and down a lot
- Did about 30 minutes of anki
Yeah, I guess today wasn’t as great as yesterday, but way better than I was even a week ago. I think this whole sleeping properly thing is doing wonders for my motivation.