WFMW: Stay Focusd App


I’m excited to introduce my friend Sarah Mae to you today. She is sharing one of her favorite tips.

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Today I want to share with you one of my favorite time-management apps; It’s called Stay Focused, and it helps me not get sucked into wasting time on Facebook and Twitter.

Stay Focused is an app that can be used with Chrome, an Internet browser provided by Google. It allows you to set daily time limits on the sites you know you spend too much wasted time on. For example, I allow myself 40 minutes a day of Twitter and Facebook time, so when that 40 minutes has been reached, those sites are blocked on my computer until the next day. You can choose which sites you want to block. Maybe Twitter and Facebook don’t phase you, but cat videos on YouTube? Trouble. The great thing is that you can decide whether you want to spend the time allotment in one block of time, or spread it out throughout the day.

Also, the makers of Stay Focused are funny:

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Stay Focused is free, and it works for me!

P.S. If you struggle with spending too much time online and not enough time engaging and enjoying your real life, you might want to check out my new eBook, The UnWired Mom – Choosing to Live Free in an Internet Addicted World


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    Thank you for continuing with the party this week, Kristin. I sure hope this week brings you tons of unexpected & joyous surprises!

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    Sylvia says

    I don’t do FB but I do read a lot of blogs. Also, don’t use apps.
    Am I the only one who finds it ironic that someone wrote an ebook helping people to stop using electronic media? Or using an app to help you stop using apps?
    Here’s an idea: if you really have a problem with online time, set a timer. Timer sounds; leave the computer. Yeah, I know, I’m old school.

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    Thank you for hosting. I have just discovered you, and am enjoying moving my way around the hop.

    My post is number 236, Garden Produce — to Can or Not to Can. I can fully say that I don’t can, at the same point that I feed my family well and save money while I’m at it. It’s a bit of a matter of actually using what’s coming out of that garden, whenever it’s there, and creatively cooking. It’s also a matter of finding out what works for one and one’s family, and just throwing ourselves into it!

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    This is a frustrating situation that can lead to
    the loss of characters, items, and many hours of work.
    This would be useful if you have a second computer (perhaps a
    netbook) and wish to store certain data on a different
    device. This one is heavy on the technical specs and requires some C++
    programming skill to replicate, but if you want a highly portable and customizable delayed and
    time-release shot controller for a professional camera it seems like it would easily be worth the effort (or
    worth enlisting a techie friend to help out in creating.

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