Tip of the week: Productivity
Every Friday one of our Spring House members will share with us a tip: a favourite movie, a must-read article, an event we cannot miss this weekend or just some general life advice. Here’s this week's tip!
HEY, WHO ARE YOU?
I'm Sophie Knight, design researcher at STBY.
WHAT IS YOUR TIP OF THE WEEK?
Having trouble focusing and getting stuff done? You’re not alone, and it’s not your fault: modern life and the internet are designed to distract you. Relying on self-discipline is tiring … so here are some tools to help you out!
Check out the Pomodoro technique (some good apps are: Focus Keeper on iOS, MarinaraTimer on any browser) to work in 25-minute blocks, with regular breaks, to keep you fresh but focused. If you need help to stop peeking at time-wasting websites, but don’t totally want to go cold turkey, try the StayFocusd extension on Chrome, which gives you a ‘budget’ of time for these every day. And if you want to get hardcore, look for the paid-for apps Freedom or Focus, which can block certain websites, the entire internet, and even apps on your phone. Now go forth and be productive!