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"Technology reveals the active relation of man to nature" - Karl Marx
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 No.8138

I find myself drawn into obsessively wasting my time on the internet. i used to be more productive when i didnt have a smartphone but now, the itch of having distraction at my fingers every single minute of every day has tanked my attention span and drags my attention away whenever i do work.

There has never been better systems of control than these that keep us occupied on vapid bullshit at all times of the day.

i know i can fight it but i need some tools. How do you guys mitigate the itch to look at your phone or whatever. i live in China so i cant get out of using my phone for literally everything, you cant survive here without one on your pocket. But whats your advice/ tools for mitigating this?

 No.8140

Get rid of all the accounts you don't need, even going as far as hunting down all the old stuff you no longer use and purging that as well
Get a password manager to manage the accounts you do have
Use something like pomodoro to force yourself to do something if you can't get yourself to do it naturally
Physically write down what you need to do in the morning, then keep a backup in an application like Emacs org-mode if you need to. Do the most annoying/tedious work first if you can.
Think of your long-term goals and also physically write those down, then make a digital backup
Sync your password manager and goals across devices, make sure your goals are somewhere will you see them a lot so that you are reminded of them
On your phone, delete all the apps you don't need and shut off all the notifications that aren't important

 No.8141

>>8140
thank you this is very helpful

 No.8142

>>8140
Can confirm this shit works.international_brigadeInternational Brigade

 No.8143

Hey my landlord does the same thing, that is a pretty good idea


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