Only used about an hour of my allotted time for non-productive computer time. Not bad at all!!
jlu650 has written 3 entries about this goal
Humm…an allotted time for (non productive) computer time would be best, but I usually scatter my computer time throughout the day. So, I’m thinking I’ll start to “wean” myself away from the computer. I’ll start with this for one week, and see how it goes:
Morning (before noon): a total of one hour.
Afternoon: (between noon-5P.M) a total of two hours (remember, I’m going to “wean” myself)
Night (5P.M-11P.M) Another two hours. I can also have additional time if I did everything I was supposed to for the day AND if I did one extra non-entertaining I didn’t have to do (Like, extra cleaning, stuff around the house, ect)
I’ll try that for a week starting tomorrow.
Productive work that is necessitates the use of a computer that does not count toward my hours:
1) Job applications/communicating with my job coordinator via email/ anything job related.
2) Digital art (while it is only a hobby, it is productive. I may have almost unlimited time for this AS LONG AS: I am getting the things done I need to get done for the day.)
3) art/language tutorials/lessons online. (see above)
4) educational reasearch
While I am doing any of the above things, I will NOT have facebook, deviantart, youtube, ect, open AT ALL. the ONLY thing I will have up is what I need to do what I’m doing.
Also, when I’m on the computer, doing ANYTHING whether productive or not, I must keep a written log of what I did, and at what times.
Seriously, it’s like every 5 minutes I go on FB and just stare at the page hoping something interesting will pop up. Most of the time, it doesn’t.
I know a really quick and easy way would be to just discontinue my FB service, but I do use it to talk to people from school and it’s kind of like having all my friends in one place instead of having to hunt down emails and addresses and stuff.
It’s not just FB though (although that’s about 95.5% of my problem) It’s youtube, hulu, deviantart, ect. I wouldn’t mind spending alot time on the computer if it were for productive things, but most of the time it’s not. besides, computer screens give me headaches.