Friday, October 10, 2008
Did It Help?
I did a good job cutting back on internet time this week and my productivity soared, despite being practically sidelined by this stupid cold.
But the question remains: going forward, how can I find a middle ground between obsessively checking my messages/emails/chatboards and pulling the plug on the internet all together?
Well, the productivity books all make the same recommendation: pick certain times for internet activity and stick to them!
That's my new goal this week. Here's how I plan to schedule things:
9:30 check and answer emails, scan CNN headlines, write blog post(s) - one-half hour
11:30 - 12:00 hang out and post on message boards
7:00 - 7:30 pm internet free-for-all (emails, posts, CNN, etc)
When I look at that schedule it seems so skimpy, but that's an hour-and-a-half a day! Ten years ago I spent nowhere near that much time online.
What do you think? Can I do it? How did your projects go this week?