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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Read this article published on The Art of Manliness blog.  Read it now:

How to Quit Mindlessly Surfing the Internet and Actually Get Stuff Done

I blushed when I saw the title… was this written about me?  There are some good insights in here, and links to the kind of distraction-blocking apps that I’ve been looking for FOREVER!  These browser plug-ins can be configured to limit your time on your favourite time-waster sites (Facebook, Reddit, WordPress, etc.) and/or to block certain sites during certain times of day.  A self-discipline aid – just what I need!

Hey Sandy, what’s the name of the Mac app you use to shut down your internet connection?  I finally found some Windows equivalents.

I’ma go install one right now.

-Johnny 0.


Fallacious Thought:  I’m too tired this morning, I don’t feel like working or exercising yet.

Fallacious Action: I’ll slouch in front of the computer and look for things to entertain me.  Until I feel like starting my day.

Reality Check: After a couple of hours of surfing, I still feel lethargic and in no mood to exercise or work.

The Plan For Next Time: Lacking the energy for anything else, I should at least get dressed and go for a walk.  A long walk always wakes me up.  Then I’ll feel ready to start my day.