An Addict’s Guide to Overcoming the Distraction Habit – Early To Rise

Once you’re aware of the distractions and urges, you can start to examine the causes.

After hours of following temptations online (learning all about cycling and programming, for example), I stopped and asked myself, “What’s this all about?”

It was about fear — the fear I didn’t know what I was doing and was going to screw it all up. I now know it doesn’t matter if I screw it up. My value as a person isn’t tied to my successes or failures. So I closed all the tabs, and decided to focus on one program, and one bike ride. I’ll learn as I do.

via An Addict’s Guide to Overcoming the Distraction Habit – Early To Rise.

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19 apps to boost concentration – WebWorkerDaily

While some people view apps as only a distraction they can be a useful tool when approaching them with a balanced view.

Check out this post from WebWorkerDaily with 19 great apps to help boost productivity by increasing concentration.  My favorite sections are the site blockers and timers.

Read on at http://gigaom.com/collaboration/19-apps-to-boost-concentration

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