Blocking websites for maximum productivity


Exactly one week ago I tried something that I’ve tried many times before. But this time I did it a little bit more than usually. I blocked all distracting websites for a whole week, 24 hours per day. During this last week I haven’t been to Reddit even once. Haven’t opened Facebook. Haven’t even checked the Swedish news. My time in front of my computer has only been spent doing productive stuff like developing my Android app, doing homework and other programming exercises.

This little experiment worked so well that I might just have to try it for another week. Who knows, might even extend it to a full month!

There are many ways of blocking websites locally on your computer. I just Googled and picked the first program that seemed ok. The choice fell on Cold Turkey, but any program will do.

That’s it. Try it!