We are all guilty of it – spending endless hours surfing the internet. You log on to start some work and before you know it you have checked what your friends are doing on your Facebook page, bought a new pair of shoes on ebay and booked a weekend away!
To help us all keep a track of our surfing we have put together a few ideas for you to try:
First of all whenever you turn on your computer or open your internet browser, check the time and then decide how much time you want to spend on the internet before starting.
Once you have a reasonable time in mind try one of the methods below:
Use a Timer/Alarm
Take an alarm clock or timer and set the alarm accordingly. Keep the alarm clock next to your computer or better yet, put it across the room so that you have to get up and away from your computer in order to turn it off. Try to make the alarm noise as loud and obnoxious as possible, so that you can’t simply ignore it.
Web Browser Add on
Try using programs or add-ons to web browsers that limit the amount of time you can spend on the internet. One such program is the LeechBlock add on for Mozilla Firefox or Stay Focused on Google Chrome. You can set a limit for how much internet you can access in a set time frame and block sites altogether during certain times. The add-on has many options and ways of limiting time wasting while on the internet. It also has a “lockdown” feature where all internet access can be blocked for a length of time.
Let us know how you get on!
For many of us surfing the internet is just a way of putting off a task we don’t want to tackle. If this is you, why not consider delegating some of these tasks to us and allow yourself a bit more fun time!