Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Blocking Procrastination

Dealing with e-procrastination issues or cyberslacking?

In the hopes of helping others, I'm going to admit that I deal with this problem sometimes... unfortunately when it's most important for me to focus. I found one helpful solution that may sound silly to those of you with rock-hard willpower, but for people like me, it's an important aid and reminder to get back to the task at hand. It's called "Simpleblock" and it's a Firefox extension that allows you to be your own "NetNanny". During thesis writing, I've used it to block Facebook, Google Reader, and Google News from my browser. Very helpful! You just have to resist turning it off.

Other focus-enhancing tools I've found include:
Good luck to everyone facing dissertation writing!