I have a big issue with working online.
I have to be extremely strict with myself to compartmentalize everything I am doing so that I can avoid distractions, time-wasters, and overall disruptions from the work that I am suppose to be doing online. When I was doing social media for youth ministry, this meant that I would limit the amount of time that I had for online tasks before I moved on to the next project. Emails had to be done before 9AM, social media posts on Monday and Thurday were only given three hours, and I could only blog for one hour time slots at a time.
Why do this to myself?
Because I found myself wasting hours on YouTube or social media when I did not need to be. It disrupted my work, my sleep, and ultimately my family time.
The infographic below has some sweet stats for you, but I would love for you guys to jump it and go straight to the comments.
How do you avoid wasting time online, yet still getting the tasks you need to do done?
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