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How do I stop spending too much time on the Internet?

Social media is one more in the world full of distractions. Internet’s lack of boundaries encourage people to lose track of time that interferes daily life, work, and relationships.

“The Internet is not addictive in the same way as pharmacological substances are,” said Tom Stafford, a cognitive scientist at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. “But it’s compulsive; it’s compelling; it’s distracting.”

Limiting the amount of time on time-wasting websites can help people regain control over their time.

Here is the list of tools and insights that will help you to set boundaries for web-surfing, which will allow time for the things that matter.

1. Use web-blocking tools to limit surfing time.

  • RescueTime – Web-based time management tool that keeps track of what you do and for how long.
  • StayFocusd – Increases your productivity by limiting the amount of time that you can spend on time-wasting websites

2. Plan ahead.

  • Set specific time for each task. for Example 15 mins for Facebook. 10 Mins for Twitter, etc.,

3. Eliminate distractions by opening one tab.

  • Focus on only one active window and close all other tabs.
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