Turn Off Facebook When It’s Crunch Time

I’ve turned off facebook temporarily by adding the line 0.0.0.0 www.facebook.com to my hosts file.

The reason? I have two major presentations coming up. One on August 24th and one on September 7th. The list of to-do items for those is not unmanageable but every to-do item in the list is a major undertaking that’s consuming all my time and mental energy. I mean all my time. My only non-work activity is sleep and occasional exercise.

Despite what it often looks like, I actually don’t use Facebook that much. Most times, it’s a quick view, quick comment, 3-4 times a day. However, turning off facebook has been a symbolic gesture for my brain, to make sure it knows that there’s no messing around… I have to focus, for long stretches of time, day after day, and get this s*** done.

I recommend this to others that are coming up against a tough deadline. It helps.

0 thoughts on “Turn Off Facebook When It’s Crunch Time

  1. Ellie

    This felt like a pep talk for my own hermit-thon that’s coming up in 2 weeks. Research papers galore. I decided back in June that I’d do the same with facebook, except for the zeros, that’s foreign computer lingo. Good luck in your work and with your presentations.

    сообщение (или определенных фото;) может отвлечь свой ​​ум и мысли

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