Do you find large parts of your day being eaten up my social media? Do you casually look in on your Facebook newsfeed only to discover yourself an hour later enthralled by a video of a good samaritan buying a homeless person a coffee? Addictive right? Well it appears to becoming a psychological condition that is engulfing the masses, so how do you deal with it? Get an App of course.
Here are some Apps and websites with tools and features to help you moderate your social junkie habits.
It all starts with the device. Moment is an iOS app that automatically tracks how much you use your iPhone and iPad each day. If you’re using your phone too much, you can set daily limits on yourself and be notified when you go over. You can even force yourself off your device when you’re over your limit. o let’s say you want to cap your iPhone use at 30 minutes per day. Once you get to 15 minutes, a notification will pop up, no matter what you’re doing on your phone, telling you that you are halfway to your usage ceiling.
Want to go cold turkey? Anti-Social is an app that makes it easy for you to target and block any distracting website so you can be more productive. It runs as a plugin in your browser and can be installed on Windows or Mac.
A website that promises to give you an accurate picture of how you spend your time online and helps you become more productive every day. RescueTime claims to give you back an average of nearly four hours each week that you would have spent on social media. Tools include:
This one is basic bananas, which in some cases can be a great thing. Simply go to the site, add the website you wish to limit and the amount of time you want to be limited to and then set the timer.
Is you overstay your welcome you will be alerted with a pop up. If you have a real addiction there is nothing to see here and you may need some deeper therapy with an app that has more advanced features.
This allows users to block access to Facebook and YouTube.
Now if getting more tech to cure your tech addiction seems crazy then you can always just implement some of these common sense tricks below:
Here are a few tips that can help you monitor your social network use, and ensure that you are being productive instead of wasting time.
Courtesy of Lifehack